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International Criminal Court marks 20th anniversary

Several other events are being held around the world throughout 2022 to mark this important milestone

On 1 July 2022, the International Criminal Court (ICC) (www.ICC-cpi.int) marks its 20th anniversary. On this day in 2002, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court entered into force upon ratification by 60 States, officially creating the ICC. Marking the day, the President of the Court, Judge Piotr Hofmański…

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ICC holds High-level Regional Conference on Cooperation and Complementarity in Senegal

This event forms part of efforts to further advance cooperation and complementarity between States, the Court and its partners

From 23 to 25 May 2022, the International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court) (www.ICC-cpi.int), in close cooperation with the authorities of the Republic of Senegal, held a regional conference in Dakar, Senegal. The conference gathered more than 190 participants who discussed the strengthening of the international criminal justice system…

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    • Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman at the opening of his trial at the ICC on 5 April 2022 ©ICC-CPI
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Abd-Al-Rahman trial opens at International Criminal Court

The first expert witness is scheduled to start testifying on 6 April 2022

On 5 April 2022, the trial in the case The Prosecutor v. Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman ("Ali Kushayb") opened before Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC-cpi.int) (“ICC” or “the Court”), composed of Judge Joanna Korner, Presiding Judge, Judge Reine Alapini-Gansou and Judge Althea Violet Alexis-Windsor. Mr Abd-Al-Rahman is accused…

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Said Case: Pre-Trial Chamber II partially confirms the charges and commits the suspect to trial

The Chamber rejected the remainder of the charges brought against Mr Said in connection with crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed

Today, 9 December 2021, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) (ICC-cpi.int), composed of Judge Rosario Salvatore Aitala, Presiding, Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua and Judge Tomoko Akane, partially confirmed the charges brought by the Prosecution against Mr Mahamat Said Abdel Kani (“Mr Said”), a national of…

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    • Mr Karim A.A. Khan QC, ICC Prosecutor and H.E. Mr Nicolás Maduro Moros, President of Venezuela at the signing ceremony of the MoU on Wednesday, 3 November 2021
    • ICC Prosecutor, Mr Karim A.A. Khan QC and his delegation held a number of meetings with the authorities and other stakeholders in Venezuela
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ICC Prosecutor, Mr Karim A.A. Khan QC, opens an investigation into the Situation in Venezuela and concludes Memorandum of Understanding with the Government

The Office of the Prosecutor (“the Office”) opened a preliminary examination into the Situation in Venezuela in February 2018

I have just returned to The Hague from a productive mission to Caracas, in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Between 31 October 2021 to 3 November 2021, I held constructive and candid discussions with senior Government officials, members of the diplomatic corps and representatives of civil society. I express my…

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    • ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II during the confirmation of charges hearing at the seat of the Court in The Hague (The Netherlands) on 12-14 October 2021 ©ICC-CPI
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ICC Concludes Confirmation of Charges Hearing in Said Case

In accordance with Regulation 53 of the Regulations of the Court, the Pre-Trial Chamber shall deliver its written decision within 60 days of the date on which the confirmation hearing ends

Today, 14 October 2021, the confirmation of charges hearing in the case The Prosecutor v. Mahamat Said Abdel Kani concluded before Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) (www.ICC-cpi.int), composed of Judge Rosario Salvatore Aitala (Presiding judge), Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua and Judge Tomoko Akane. The purpose of the confirmation of charges hearing…

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Opening of the confirmation of charges hearing in Said case

The hearing is scheduled until 14 October 2021

Today, 12 October 2021, the confirmation of charges hearing in the case The Prosecutor v. Mahamat Said Abdel Kani opened before Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) (www.ICC-cpi.int), composed of Judge Rosario Salvatore Aitala (Presiding judge), Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua and Judge Tomoko Akane. The hearing is scheduled (https://bit.ly/3oWJAM6) until…

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    • Dominic Ongwen during the delivery of the sentence before the International Criminal Court on 6 May 2021 ©ICC-CPI
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Dominic Ongwen sentenced to 25 years of imprisonment

The Chamber found him guilty for a total of 61 crimes comprising crimes against humanity and war crimes

Today, 6 May 2021, Trial Chamber IX of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or "Court") sentenced (https://bit.ly/3vFojXc) Dominic Ongwen to 25 years of imprisonment following the Trial Judgment (https://bit.ly/33rpsW9) in which the Chamber found him guilty for a total of 61 crimes comprising crimes against humanity and war crimes, committed…

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    • Bosco Ntaganda at the hearing held at the International Criminal Court on 30 March 2021 to deliver the appeals judgements on the verdict and sentence ©ICC-CPI
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Ntaganda case: International Criminal Court (ICC) Appeals Chamber confirms conviction and sentencing decisions

The Appeals Chamber unanimously confirmed the Trial Chamber’s decision of 7 November 2019, by which Mr Ntaganda was sentenced to a total of 30 years of imprisonment

On 30 March 2021, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) (www.ICC-CPI.int) delivered its judgments confirming, by majority, the decision of Trial Chamber VI (“Trial Chamber”) of 8 July 2019, which found Bosco Ntaganda guilty (https://bit.ly/3sJFplW) of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed…

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Dominic Ongwen declared guilty of war crimes and crimes against Humanity committed in Uganda

The verdict may be appealed by either party to the proceedings within 30 days after the notification of the Judgment

Today, 4 February 2021, Trial Chamber IX of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) (www.ICC-cpi.int) found Dominic Ongwen guilty for a total of 61 comprising crimes against humanity and war crimes, committed in Northern Uganda between 1 July 2002 and 31 December 2005. The verdict may be appealed by…