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The Hague, the formal headquarters of the ICC (Vincent van Zeijst)

Church leaders have urged the South African government to reconsider their decision to leave the International Criminal Court

The House of Lords (PA)

Lord Alton said the rejection of an amendment to the Immigration Bill was a ‘lamentable failure’ by Parliament

US Secretary of State John Kerry (PA)

US Secretary of State says ISIS is genocidal in both its ideology and actions towards Yazidis, Christians and Shia

David Cameron has been urged by lawyers and parliamentarians to recognise ISIS's actions as genocidal (PA)

A cross-party group of peers is pushing for a judge to determine whether ISIS are carrying out genocide in the Middle East

Civilians displaced by fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (CNS)

Young people forced to become child soldiers, say bishops

Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga of Bangui, Central African Republic (CNS)

International community urged to help set up election body and investigate alleged crimes against humanity

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, said the ICC's decision had been expected (Photo: CNS)

Victims of sexual abuse fail in petition to ICC

Lawyers await a judgment at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague (Photo: PA)

The existence of the International Criminal Court has probably led to tens of thousands of deaths. As for human rights…

The five nuns are beatified in Sarajevo on Saturday (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

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SSPX leader Bishop Bernard Fellay received the 'doctrinal preamble' at the Vatican this morning (CNS photo/Denis Balibouse, Reuters)

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