Statement

 22/03/2013

 Yes


 ICC Prosecutor welcomes news of Ntaganda’s transfer to the Court

  

 
 

Today, 22 March 2013, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda welcomed news of the transfer of Bosco Ntaganda to the ICC in The Hague.

"This is a good day for victims in the DRC and for international justice. Today those who are alleged to have long suffered at the hands of Bosco Ntaganda can look forward to the future and the prospect of justice taking its course", the Prosecutor said.

The Prosecutor thanked all States, international and other regional actors who have been working for so long to make this day possible and particularly acknowledged the support of the authorities of the United States of America, Rwanda and the Netherlands in facilitating today’s transfer and the continued cooperation of the DRC. But she further added that, "as we welcome progress in one case, others also subject to ICC warrants in the region remain at large".

Prosecutor Bensouda urges all States now to renew and refocus their efforts to secure the arrest of FDLR commander Sylvestre Mudacumura, the top commanders of the Lord's Resistance Army who reportedly continue to commit grave crimes in the DRC and beyond, and all others subject to ICC warrants who are still at large.


For further information, please contact OTPNewsdesk@icc-cpi.int or +31(0) 70 515 8723.

You can also follow the Court’s activities on YouTube and Twitter.

Source:  Office of the Prosecutor