Situation in Côte d’Ivoire assigned to Pre-Trial Chamber II
Today, 20 May 2011, the Presidency of the International Criminal Court (ICC) assigned the situation in the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire to Pre-Trial Chamber II following the letter of 19 May 2011, by which the Prosecutor informed the President of the Court of his intention to submit a request to the Pre-Trial Chamber for authorisation to open investigations into the situation in Côte d'Ivoire since 28 November 2010.
Côte d'Ivoire, which is not party to the Rome Statute, had accepted the jurisdiction of the ICC on 18 April 2003; more recently, and on both 14 December 2010 and 3 May 2011, the Presidency of Côte d'Ivoire reconfirmed the country's acceptance of this jurisdiction.
After a preliminary examination, the ICC Prosecutor concluded that there is a reasonable basis to believe that crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court have been committed in Côte d'Ivoire since 28 November 2010.
Decision Assigning the Situation in the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire to Pre-Trial Chamber II
Annex to the Decision Assigning the Situation in the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire to Pre-Trial Chamber II
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