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ICC Chief Prosecutor’s statement on the authorisation of commencement of investigation into the situation in the Republic of the Philippines.

On 15 September 2021, Pre-Trial Chamber I authorised my Office to commence an investigation into the Situation in the Republic of the Philippines. In my Office’s 24 May 2021 Request, the Prosecution sought authorisation to commence an investigation in relation to crimes within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (“Court” or the “ICC”) allegedly committed on the territory of the Philippines between 1 November 2011 and 16 March 2019 in the context of the “War on Drugs” campaign,…

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ICC Chief Prosecutor’s statement on seeking authorisation to resume investigations in the Situation in Afghanistan

Today, I filed an application for an expedited order before Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) seeking authorisation for my Office to resume its investigation in the Situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (“Afghanistan”). On 5 March 2020, the ICC’s Appeals Chamber authorised my Office to investigate alleged atrocity crimes committed within the context of the Afghanistan situation since 1 July 2002. On 26 March 2020, the Government of Afghanistan requested, pursuant …

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Africa’s new democratic road as Sudanese government thwarts alleged Bashir regime supporters’ coup attempt.

On Tuesday, Sudanese officials have thwarted a military coup d’etat attempt by alleged supporters of former Sudan’s president Omar Bashir.  According to three senior government and military sources. A senior government source revealed that about 40 officers close to the former president had been arrested while attempting to control the military general command and the state broadcaster’s television buildings. The government of Sudan has deployed a heavy military presence across the capital Khartoum to deter any form of insecurity…

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ICC Prosecutor Mr Karim A.A. Khan appoints Seventeen Special Advisers

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”), Mr Karim A.A. Khan QC is pleased to announce the appointment of 17 eminent experts to serve as his Special Advisers pursuant to article 42.9 of the Rome Statute. The appointments, drawn from different regions of the world with cultural, linguistic and gender diversity, bring on-board rich expertise and experiences from different legal systems and specialisations. These appointments form part of Prosecutor Khan’s vision, early in his mandate,…

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The Philippines: ICC Pre-Trial Chamber I authorises the opening of an investigation

Today, on 15 September 2021, the Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) granted the Prosecutor’s request to commence an investigation in relation to crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court allegedly committed on the territory of the Philippines between 1 November 2011 and 16 March 2019 in the context of the so-called ‘war on drugs campaign. On 14 June 2021, the Prosecutor filed a public redacted version of the request to open an investigation,…

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Abd-Al-Rahman case: Trial to open on 5 April 2022

©ICC-CPI Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) composed of Judge Joanna Korner, Presiding Judge, Judge Reine Alapini-Gansou and Judge Althea Violet Alexis-Windsor scheduled the opening of the trial in the case  The Prosecutor v. Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman (“Ali Kushayb”) for 5 April 2022. Mr Abd-Al-Rahman was transferred to the ICC’s custody on 9 June 2020, after surrendering himself voluntarily in the Central African Republic. His initial appearance before the ICC took place on…

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Kids’ Corner: How to avoid Children becoming liars

Some behavioural experts have argued that lying is natural. In most cases, we lie out of shame, to save face or avoid embarrassments, to brag or due to low-esteem. These make lies inevitable, more or less. Yet, sometimes we lie to avoid danger. Regardless, whatever prompts one to lie, lying is not socially acceptable; as such, it must be discouraged.   Since kids are the leaders of tomorrow, it is often recommended that parents teach their children to avoid lies,…

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Quest for Inter-Religious Harmony as Ghana’s chief imam Donates to Cathedral Project

Ghana’s chief imam Sheikh Osman Sharubutu has donated more than $8,000 to support the construction of a national cathedral. Some have deemed both the donation and the construction of the cathedral controversial. While many have criticised the cathedral project and classified it as a misplaced priority, given Ghana’s present economic hardship, some Muslims have frowned at the idea of donating thousands of dollars to a Christian project.  The government in Accra started an awareness campaign recently to encourage Ghanaians to donate…

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Ethiopia plans to launch Facebook rival while the country descends into anarchy

Imagine your house was burning while you were busy chasing a rat around. Can you envisage inviting firefighters to extinguish the fire blazing your mansion, only for the fire bridges to start removing the cobwebs on the roof, rather than putting off the fire and saving precious lives and properties? The recent announcement by Ethiopia that it would develop its social media platforms after accusing global companies like Facebook of bias against Ethiopia’s interest is not only a gross misplacement…

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