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The Office of the Prosecutor concludes mission to Colombia

02/03/2015

In the context of its on-going preliminary examination of the situation in Colombia, a delegation from the Office of the Prosecutor ("OTP" or "Office") of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or the "Court") conducted a mission to the Republic of Colombia from 1 to 13 February 2015. The purpose of the mission was for the Office to continue its constructive engagement with the Government of Colombia and to assess progress on national proceedings in relation to the areas of focus identified in the interim report on the situation, published in November 2012, in particular on sexual crimes, the killings known as "false positives" and forced displacement. These are three of the five areas on which the Office is focusing its attention.

Ngudjolo Chui case: ICC Appeals Chamber confirms the acquittal decision

27/02/2015

Situation: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Case: The Prosecutor v. Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui

Today, 27 February 2015, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued its judgment confirming, by majority, Trial Chamber II's decision of 18 December 2012 acquitting Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui of charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes. Judges Ekaterina Trendafilova and Cuno Tarfusser adopted a joint dissenting opinion and found that the Appeals Chamber should have amended or reversed the Trial Chamber's decision and ordered a new trial before a different Chamber.

Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, following the Appeals Chamber decision upholding the acquittal in the Ngudjolo Chui case

27/02/2015

The Appeals Chamber today dismissed, by a majority 3-2 decision, my Office's appeal against the acquittal of Mr Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui in December 2012 on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes in relation to the attack on the village of Bogoro on 24 February 2003.  This decision brings the case to a close.

Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, at a press conference in Uganda: justice will ultimately be dispensed for LRA crimes

27/02/2015

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.

Welcome and thank you for your presence here today.  As you may know, while I have had the privilege to visit Uganda in the past in my previous role as Deputy Prosecutor, this is my first official visit to the country as Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or the "Court"). I am honoured to be here.  

Banda case: Appeals judgement on arrest warrant to be delivered on 3 March 2015

26/02/2015

Situation: Darfur (Sudan)
Case: The Prosecutor v. Abdallah Banda Abaker Nourain

On 3 March 2015, at 10:30 (The Hague local time), the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will deliver, in open court, its judgment on the appeal against the Warrant of arrest issued by Trial Chamber IV  for Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain.

Proceedings

Courtroom I

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Courtroom II

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