On Friday, 6 December 2013, the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) received the Dag Hammarskjöld Honorary Medal by the United Nations Association of Germany (Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen) in Frankfurt. The Prosecutor of the ICC, Mrs. Fatou Bensouda, accepted the award on behalf of the Court. The award is named after the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, whose primary motivations were “peace, justice, and human rights.”
On this Human
Rights Day, I express my deepest sympathies to all persons whose fundamental
human rights have been violated, especially those living in areas of continuing
conflict. Human rights, enshrined in the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
sixty-five years ago, cannot be taken for granted. They must be
vigilantly protected and promoted.
ceremony for the new judge of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Geoffrey
Henderson will be held on Thursday, 12 December 2013, at 11:00 (The Hague local
time) in Courtroom I at the seat of the Court in The Hague (Netherlands). Judge
Geoffrey Henderson (Trinidad and Tobago) was elected during the twelfth session
of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute in November 2013.
of the Prosecutor expresses its concerns over the unfolding events in the
Central African Republic (CAR), and in particular reports of serious on-going
crimes. The deteriorating security situation over the past several days
has contributed to the escalation of unlawful killings, sexual violence,
recruitment of child soldiers and other grave crimes, across the country.
The situation worsens daily and thousands of civilians are fleeing the
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