Bemba Case
The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo
ICC-01/05-01/08

Found guilty, on 21 March 2016, of two counts of crimes against humanity (murder and rape) and three counts of war crimes (murder, rape, and pillaging). The crimes were committed in Central African Republic ("CAR") from on or about 26 October 2002 to 15 March 2003 ("2002-2003 CAR Operation") by a contingent of Mouvement de Libération du Congo ("MLC") troops. Mr Bemba was a person effectively acting as a military commander with effective authority and control over the forces that committed the crimes. Sentenced, on 21 June 2016, to 18 years of imprisonment.

Next steps: appeals and victims' reparations

Trial Chamber III
  1. Judge Sylvia Steiner, Presiding Judge
  2. Judge Joyce Aluoch
  3. Judge Kuniko Ozaki
Who else is involved?
Representation of the Office of the Prosecutor

Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor
James Stewart, Deputy Prosecutor
​Petra Kneuer, Senior Trial Lawyer ​

Defence Counsel

Peter Haynes, Lead Counsel
Kate Gibson, Associate Counsel ​​

Legal Representatives of the Victims

Marie Edith Douzima-Lawson ​

Office of Public Counsel for Victims
Next Session
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