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ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, requests judicial authorisation to investigate  into the situation in Bangladesh/Myanmar

ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, requests judicial authorisation to investigate into the situation in Bangladesh/Myanmar

Audio and Video –          YouTube (for viewing) –          Video (MPEG-4) for download –          Audio (MPEG-3) for download Today, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) requested the Court’s Judges to authorise an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity, namely deportation, other inhumane acts and persecution committed ...
The Scientific Advisory Board of the Office of the Prosecutor holds its 6th annual meeting

The Scientific Advisory Board of the Office of the Prosecutor holds its 6th annual meeting

Deputy Prosecutor of the ICC Office of the Prosecutor, Mr James Stewart, and Head of the Forensic Science Section, Ms Sarah Donnelly, with the members of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Office On 20 and 21 June 2019, the Office of the Prosecutor (the “Office”) of the International Criminal ...
Stealing from alleged thieves and turning the house of prayer to a den of thieves

Stealing from alleged thieves and turning the house of prayer to a den of thieves

The recent robbery in a church in Port Elizabeth, South Africa not only shows the desperation and audacity of the men of the underworld; it is equally a blunt ironic and indeed, biblical case of converting of the House of prayer to a den of thieves. According to the report, ...
Confirmation of charges hearing in Al Hassan case to open on 8 July 2019: Practical Information

Confirmation of charges hearing in Al Hassan case to open on 8 July 2019: Practical Information

The confirmation hearing in the case The Prosecutor v. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud is scheduled to open on 8 July 2019 at 14:00 (The Hague local time) before Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Pre-Trial Chamber I is composed of Judge Péter Kovács, Presiding Judge, Judge ...
Ethiopia: Using ethnic unrest to deter reform and cause anarchy

Ethiopia: Using ethnic unrest to deter reform and cause anarchy

The latest failed coup attempt in the Amhara region of Ethiopia has raised serious security concerns in the country and equally posed undeniable challenges to the bold reforms of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. More than that, the ethnic unrest poses a serious existential threat to the country. The aborted coup ...
ICC Presidency assigns the Situation in Bangladesh/ Myanmar to Pre-Trial Chamber III

ICC Presidency assigns the Situation in Bangladesh/ Myanmar to Pre-Trial Chamber III

The Presidency of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) has constituted Pre-Trial Chamber III, composed of Judge Robert Fremr, Judge Olga Herrera Carbuccia and Judge Geoffrey Henderson and assigned to it the Situation in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh/Republic of the Union of Myanmar. This decision follows a ...