Life and Style A ruling which banned Dutch ISPs from letting subscribers access The Pirate Bay torrent website has been lifted.

The decision was made after evidence showed the amount of torrenting by Dutch users had not gone down

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Parental abduction figures increase

Abductions of children by one of their parents to countries outside the jurisdiction of the Hague Convention have risen by 39 per cent in the last year.

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The extradition of former Bosnian leader Ejup Ganic to face trial for alleged war crimes in Serbia was blocked today.

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The former Kosovan prime minister Ramush Haradinaj must face a retrial on murder and torture charges related to the country's 1998-99 war with Serbia.

15 years on, thousands bury victims of Srebrenica

Weeping among endless rows of coffins, tens of thousands gathered yesterday in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica to bury hundreds of massacre victims on the 15th anniversary of the worst crime in Europe since the Nazi era.

Leading article: Still relevant in a globalising world

The Queen, of all people, understands the value of a good institution. Today, at the General Assembly of the United Nations, she will address a body which is, like the monarchy itself, a much-criticised foundation. And indeed much of what it has done – since it was founded in 1945 after the Second World War ended to provide a platform for dialogue to prevent future wars – has been worthy of criticism. It has had big failings, like deciding not to intervene in the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, and small ones, like being bureaucratic and wasteful. But it has had huge successes too, in peace-keeping, in international justice through its court in The Hague and in working for the poor through UNICEF, the World Food Programme and its other arms.

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Wilders makes shock gains in Dutch elections

Dutch populist Geert Wilders yesterday stunned the Netherlands by coming third in general elections – a historic vote that could see him enter a coalition government.

Marcus Tanner: A victory for justice, but not for reconciliation in the Balkans

A victory for justice, for sure, and a red-letter day in the annals of the Hague war crimes tribunal, now nearing the end of its life and preparing for closure. The soldiers of Ratko Mladic's once all-conquering Bosnian Serb army never expected to face a trial. As they swept through eastern Bosnia on their murderous rampage in 1992, cutting a swathe through one unarmed Muslim town after another, they used to boast to foreign reporters about how convinced they were that no one could even touch them.

Sudanese President begins new five-year term despite arrest warrant for war crimes

Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir, the only world leader facing an international arrest warrant, was sworn in for another five-year term yesterday.

Mladic is dead, family tells war crimes tribunal

The family of the Bosnian Serb war-time commander Ratko Mladic is seeking to bring the search for the genocide suspect to an end by having him declared legally dead.

Shell investors reject censure of oil sands projects

Some 11 per cent of Shell investors yesterday either abstained or voted "yes" to a resolution calling for greater openness on the environmental, social and financial risks of the oil company's controversial tar sands investments. The motion was introduced at the AGM in the Hague, backed by 142 shareholders.

Garzon seeks new post in The Hague

the high-profile judge who indicted Augusto Pinochet and Osama bin Laden is seeking a leave of absence as he awaits trial on charges of abuse of authority, a court official has said.

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