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Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, on the occasion of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) serves as an important legal instrument in the fight against impunity for atrocity crimes

On the occasion of this year’s Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, I join the calls for a world free of violence against women and children. Women and girls around the world continue to be the victims of unspeakable crimes, from sexual and gender-based violence to harassment, human…

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Statement of International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in Libya, pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1970 (2011)

We call on the parties to assiduously implement the agreement to usher in the much awaited peace and stability for the people of Libya

By ICC Prosecutor (www.ICC-CPI.int) Madam President, Your Excellencies, 1. I am grateful for the opportunity to again brief the Council via video conference on my Office’s activities in relation to the situation in Libya even as the COVID 19 pandemic continues to present unique challenges across the globe including for…

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Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, at a media briefing in Khartoum, Sudan: “There is an urgent need for justice in Sudan; sustainable peace and reconciliation are built on the stabilizing pillar of justice”

The victims in Darfur have waited far too long to have justice

Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for being here today at this media briefing. I am grateful for this opportunity to reach out, through you, to the people of Sudan. My name is Fatou Bensouda, and I am Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) (www.ICC-CPI.int). The victims…

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International Criminal Court condemns US economic sanctions

These coercive acts, directed at an international judicial institution and its civil servants, are unprecedented and constitute serious attacks against the Court

The International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) (http://www.ICC-cpi.int) condemns the economic sanctions imposed by the US earlier today on the Court’s Prosecutor and a member of her Office. The new measures, announced pursuant to the US Executive Order 13928 dated 11 June 2020, are another attempt to interfere with the…

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Statement of the International Criminal Court on recent measures announced by the US

The ICC stands firmly by its staff and officials and remains unwavering in its commitment to discharging, independently and impartially, the mandate bestowed upon it by the Rome Statute and the States that are party to it

The International Criminal Court ("ICC" or "the Court") (www.ICC-CPI.int) expresses profound regret at the announcement of further threats and coercive actions, including financial measures, against the Court and its officials, made earlier today by the Government of the United States. The ICC stands firmly by its staff and officials and…

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Afghanistan: International Criminal Court (ICC) Appeals Chamber authorises the opening of an investigation

The Appeals Chamber found that the Prosecutor is authorised to investigate within the parameters identified in the Prosecutor’s request of 20 November 2017

Today, 5 March 2020, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (‘ICC’ or ‘Court’) (https://www.ICC-CPI.int)decided unanimously to authorise the Prosecutor to commence an investigation into alleged crimes under the jurisdiction of the Court in relation to the situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The Appeals Chamber’s judgment amended…

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Yekatom and Ngaïssona case: International Criminal Court (ICC) Pre-Trial Chamber II confirms part of the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity and commits suspects to trial

The Chamber found that there are substantial grounds to believe that M. Yekatom has committed these crimes jointly with others or through other persons

Today, 11 December 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) (https://www.ICC-CPI.int/) issued a unanimous decision partially confirming the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity brought by the Prosecutor against Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona and committed them to trial before a Trial Chamber.…

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International Criminal Court (ICC) Judges Authorise Opening of an Investigation into the Situation in Bangladesh/Myanmar

The Chamber concluded that the Court may exercise jurisdiction over crimes when part of the criminal conduct takes place on the territory of a State Party

On 14 November 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or the "Court") (https://www.ICC-CPI.int/) authorised the Prosecutor to proceed with an investigation for the alleged crimes within the ICC’s jurisdiction in the Situation in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh/Republic of the Union of Myanmar (“the situation in…

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Bosco Ntaganda Sentenced to 30 Years’ Imprisonment

To make its decision, the Chamber received submissions from the parties and participants regarding the possible sentence, heard witnesses and admitted evidence

On 7 November 2019, Trial Chamber VI of the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) (https://www.ICC-CPI.int/), unanimously, sentenced (http://bit.ly/32mJ6j9) Bosco Ntaganda to a total of 30 years of imprisonment. The time Mr Ntaganda has spent in detention at the ICC - from 22 March 2013 to 7 November 2019 - will be deducted from this…

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International Criminal Court (ICC) Trial Chamber VI declares Bosco Ntaganda guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity

The Chamber will receive submissions from the parties and participants regarding the possible sentence and will schedule a separate hearing

Today, 8 July 2019, Trial Chamber VI of the International Criminal Court (ICC) (https://www.ICC-CPI.int/) found Mr Bosco Ntaganda guilty, beyond reasonable doubt, of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in 2002-2003. Trial Chamber VI, composed of Judge Robert Fremr,…