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Situations under investigation

Upon referrals by States Parties or by the UNSC, or on its own initiative and with the judges' authorisation, the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) conducts investigations by gathering and examining evidence, questioning persons under investigation and questioning victims and witnesses, for the purpose of finding evidence of a suspect's innocence or guilt. OTP must investigate incriminating and exonerating circumstances equally. OTP requests cooperation and assistance from States and international organisations, and also sends investigators to areas where the alleged crimes occurred to gather evidence. Investigators must be careful not to create any risk to the victims and witnesses.

ICC Prosecutor authorized to open proprio motu investigation: 27 January 2016

Current focus: Alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in the context of an international armed conflict between 1 July and 10 October 2008

Current regional focus: According to the Prosecution's request for authorization to investigate: in and around South Ossetia

Situation referred to the ICC by the CAR Government: May 2014

ICC investigations opened: September 2014

Current focus: Alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the context of renewed violence starting in 2012 in CAR. (See CAR I regarding the 2002/2003 conflict in CAR.)

Current regional focus: Throughout CAR

Situation referred to the ICC by the Government of Mali: July 2012

ICC investigations opened: January 2013

Current focus: Alleged war crimes committed in Mali since January 2012

Current regional focus: Mainly in three northern regions, Gao, Kidal and Timbuktu, with certain incidents in Bamako and Sévaré, in the south

Côte d'Ivoire accepts ICC's jurisdiction: April 2003

ICC Prosecutor opens proprio motu investigations: October 2011

Current focus: Alleged crimes against humanity committed in the context of post-election violence in Côte d'Ivoire in 2010/2011, particularly between 16 December 2010 and 12 April 2011, but potentially also since 19 September 2002 to the present  

Current regional focus: Throughout Côte d'Ivoire, including, the capital of Abidjan and western Côte d'Ivoire  

Situation referred to the ICC by the United Nations Security Council: February 2011

ICC investigations opened: March 2011

Current focus: Alleged crimes against humanity committed in the context of the situation in Libya since 15 February 2011

Current regional focus: Throughout Libya in, inter alia, Tripoli, Benghazi, and Misrata

ICC Prosecutor opens proprio motu investigation: March 2010

Current focus: Alleged crimes against humanity committed in the context of post-election violence in Kenya in 2007/2008.

Current regional focus: Six of the eight Kenyan Provinces: Nairobi, North Rift Valley, Central Rift Valley, South Rift Valley, Nyanza Province and Western Province

Situation referred to the ICC by the United Nations Security Council: March 2005

ICC investigations opened: June 2005

Current focus: Alleged genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in in Darfur, Sudan, since 1 July 2002 (when the Rome Statute entered into force)

Current regional focus: Darfur (Sudan), with Outreach to refugees in Eastern Chad and those in exile throughout Europe

Situation referred to the ICC by the CAR Government: December 2004

ICC investigations opened: May 2007

Current focus: Alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the context of a conflict in CAR since 1 July 2002, with the peak of violence in 2002 and 2003. (See CAR II for the situation in CAR from 2012 onward.)

Current regional focus: Throughout CAR

Situation referred to the ICC by the Government of Uganda: January 2004

ICC investigations opened: July 2004

Current focus: Alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the context of a conflict between the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and the national authorities in Uganda since 1 July 2002 (when the Rome Statute entered into force)

Current regional focus: Northern Uganda

Situation referred to the ICC by the DRC Government: April 2004

ICC investigations opened: June 2004

Curren​t focus:Alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the context of armed conflict in the DRC since 1 July 2002 (when the Rome Statute entered into force)

Current regional focus: Eastern DRC, in the Ituri region and the North and South Kivu Provinces

Preliminary examinations

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Situations under investigation

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