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Dutch doctor 'fathered 49 children' in IVF scandal

Apr 13, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Results of DNA tests "showed that 49 children in the case are direct descendants of the late Karbaat," Defense for Children say in a statement

GRANTED. Parents and donor children react after the ruling in the case in which they demanded that the DNA of sperm doctor Jan Karbaat be compared with their DNA, in order to obtain the ultimate certainty that he was indeed their biological father, on February 13, 2019 in Rotterdam. Photo by Bas Czerwinski / ANP / AFP

Q and A: Judge in PH-China case on why ruling is not 'useless'

Nov 27, 2018 - 10:30 PM

'It's in the interest also of China to be accepted as a good neighbor,' says Judge Stanislaw Pawlak, one of the 5 judges in the Philippines' case against China, on Rappler Talk

TRIBUNAL JUDGE. Stanislaw Pawlak, one of the 5 judges in the Philippines' case against China, attends a South China Sea forum in Makati City on November 23, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

International Criminal Court 'undeterred' after US sanctions threat

Sep 11, 2018 - 9:25 PM

'The ICC, as a court of law, will continue to do its work undeterred, in accordance with those principles and the overarching idea of the rule of law,' the tribunal says in a statement

THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT. A picture taken on November 23, 2015 shows the new building of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands. File photo by Martijn Beekman/ANP/AFP

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week July 9-15, 2018

Jul 15, 2018 - 10:31 AM

The Hague ruling anniversary, Duterte's 'Sorry God,' and updates on the Thai cave rescue

Del Rosario: PH 'a willing victim' 2 years after Hague ruling

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:36 AM

'Before we can hope for help, we must first demonstrate that we are worth helping,' says former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario on the second anniversary of the Philippines' South China Sea victory

HAGUE RULING. Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario speaks in a forum on July 12, 2018, the second anniversary of the Hague ruling on the South China Sea. Photo by Angie de Silva

2 years after winning, Duterte refuses to enforce Hague ruling

Jul 12, 2018 - 9:07 AM

The Philippines marks the second anniversary of its victory against China over the South China Sea, still with an 'inexplicable reluctance' to enforce this ruling

EFFORTS WASTED? This is the Philippine team that flew to The Hague, Netherlands, to defend the merits of the Philippines' case against China in November 2015. Photo courtesy of PCA

[OPINION] Enforce arbitral award for present, future generations

Jul 12, 2018 - 8:57 AM

Since the Duterte administration has chosen to set aside the enforcement of the Award, the task of keeping alive the Award within our country has fallen on people like you and me

Drug gangs may be behind Dutch newspaper attacks – police

Jun 27, 2018 - 7:06 PM

'We will never be silent,' declared the front-page headline of De Telegraaf, above a picture of the burnt-out Volkswagen Caddy van lodged in the charred and twisted facade

ATTACK. Dutch police officers stand by the wreckage of a van after it crashed through the front door of the building housing newspaper De Telegraaf on Basisweg street in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on June 26, 2018. Photo by Koen van Weel/ANP/AFP

Int'l Criminal Court closely following drug war killings from 2016

Feb 08, 2018 - 9:06 PM

International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says her office has conducted 'a careful, independent, and impartial review of communications and reports documenting alleged crimes'

Trillanes, Sabio welcome Int'l Criminal Court preliminary examination of drug war killings

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:06 PM

The Commission on Human Rights says it is ready to assist in the process, and hopes that the police and justice department would fully cooperate as well

Int'l Criminal Court takes 1st step in probe into Duterte drug war

Feb 08, 2018 - 12:22 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of the Prosecutor starts a 'preliminary examination' to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to establish that the case falls under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court

Malian jihadist begs forgiveness for Timbuktu attacks

Aug 22, 2016 - 9:25 PM

Ahmad al Faqi al Mahdi pleads guilty to destroying centuries old sites in Timbuktu

epa05506541 Suspected Islamist militant Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi appears at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, 22 August 2016, at the start of his trial on charges of involvement in the destruction of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu. Prosecutors allege that Al Mahdi was a member of an al Qaida-linked occupying force that destroyed most of Timbuktu's World Heritage-listed mausoleums in 2012. EPA/PATRICK POST / POOL

Vietnam detains activists after South China Sea ruling

Jul 17, 2016 - 12:53 PM

Thirty activists were swiftly bundled onto waiting buses and cars by security forces after they gathered to hold a protest near the city s famous Hoan Kiem lake

ARRESTED. Vietnamese activists were arrested for their anti-China sentiments following the ruling on the contested South China Sea.

Robredo congratulates legal team on victory vs China

Jul 12, 2016 - 8:28 PM

We congratulate our legal team for the time effort and hard work they put into this historic case she says

PARTY MATE. Vice President Leni Robredo lauds the former administration's efforts in pursuing the case versus China before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

'Null and void': Chinese media slam West Philippine Sea ruling

Jul 12, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Media organizations from Beijing describe the ruling as ill founded and accuse the arbitral tribunal of being law abusing

Senators to China: Follow ruling on West PH Sea case

Jul 12, 2016 - 6:36 PM

3rd UPDATE Philippine senators call on China to respect international law and comply with the historic ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration

FOLLOW RULING. Senators welcome the favorable decision on the South China Sea, as they urge China to comply with the ruling of the internation tribunal. File photo by Rappler

Lawmakers hail ruling on Philippines' case vs China

Jul 12, 2016 - 6:12 PM

UPDATED Legislators at the House of Representatives are elated by the Philippines historic win against China over the West Philippine Sea dispute

HISTORIC. Lawmakers at the House of Representatives weigh in on the historic ruling on the West Philippine Sea dispute. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

TEXT: Summary of ruling on Philippines-China case

Jul 12, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Here is the gist of the Permanent Court of Arbitration s ruling on the historic case filed by the Philippines against China

LEGAL BATTLEGROUND. Filipinos stage a protest at Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands during the ruling on the case filed by the Philippines against China's claims in the South China Sea on July 12, 2016. Photo by Jed Alegado/Rappler

Philippines-China case lights up world's oldest tribunal

Jul 10, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Here are several facts about the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague which is set to rule on Manila s case against Beijing

epa04333595 A picture made available 28 July 2014 shows the seat of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Vredespaleis (Peace Palace), in The Hague, the Netherlands, 27 August 2013. According to news reports on 28 July 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague, the Netherlands, awarded former Yukos shareholders with 50 billion US dollars compensation from Russia. The group of shareholders accused Russia of expropriation of the oil giant. EPA/GUUS SHOONEWILLE

Confirmed: Ruling on PH-China case out on July 12

Jun 29, 2016 - 10:14 PM

3rd UPDATE The Permanent Court of Arbitration says that there will be no in person meeting or ceremony for the rendering of the award

HIGH-CALIBER TRIBUNAL. The arbitral tribunal is led by Judge Thomas Mensah (president, C), the first president of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. The high-caliber tribunal also includes the following (L to R): Judge Jean-Pierre Cot, Judge Stanislaw Pawlak, Judge Rüdiger Wolfrum, and Professor Alfred H. A. Soons. Photo courtesy of PCA

Bolivia to take Chile to court over water dispute

Mar 27, 2016 - 11:02 AM

The move marks the second legal action taken by Bolivia against Chile at the Netherlands based court that oversees disputes between countries

Malian jihadist accused of war crimes for Timbuktu attack

Mar 01, 2016 - 7:30 PM

UPDATED Ahmad al Faqi al Mahdi is the first person to face a war crimes charge for an attack on a cultural monument

(FILES) This file photo taken on July 1, 2012 shows a still from a video of Islamist militants destroying an ancient shrine in Timbuktu. The trial of a Malian jihadist charged with war crimes for ordering the 2012 destruction of 14 mausoleums of Muslim saints resumes in March 2016 at the International Criminal Court (ICC). / AFP / STR

Philippines: Does China think it's above the law?

Feb 29, 2016 - 2:26 PM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says China actually abides by international law when we reject the Philippines request for arbitration

TOP DIPLOMAT. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a joint news conference with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (not in photo) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, China, on February 17, 2016. Photo by Wu Hong/Pool/EPA

Duterte files COC, Poe's citizenship, Turkey vs Russia | 6PM wRap

Nov 27, 2015 - 7:14 PM

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Hague court begins hearing on PH case vs China

Nov 24, 2015 - 11:28 PM

An international tribunal based in The Hague commenced the hearing on the merits and remaining issues of jurisdiction and admissibility says a statement

PH vs China, Enrile to Santiago, APEC Summit 2015 | 12PM wRap

Nov 11, 2015 - 12:38 PM

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Binay in BSP, West PH sea, China’s population policy | 6PM wRap

Oct 30, 2015 - 6:57 PM

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Dutch investigators raid Uber office in Amsterdam

Sep 30, 2015 - 2:14 AM

Dutch investigators raid popular taxi service app Uber s Amsterdam offices saying it was part of a continuing probe into low cost service UberPOP

PROTEST. Dutch taxi drivers demonstrate against app-based transportation network and taxi company Uber's UberPop service in The Hague, The Netherlands, 18 February 2015. Photo by Bart Maat / EPA

Dutch FM in Moscow to discuss prosecuting MH17 culprits

Jun 05, 2015 - 11:06 PM

The Netherlands is tasked with leading the investigation into the cause of the accident and identifying the victims

'Emannuelle' star Kristel in hospital after stroke

Jul 03, 2012 - 7:49 AM

The former erotic actress has serious health issues

FOREVER EMMANUELLE. Sylvia Kristel in a scene from the movie that catapulted her to stardom in the '70s. Screen grab from YouTube