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ICC to elect new prosecutor to daunting job

The International Criminal Court’s member countries are set Friday to elect a new chief prosecutor for the war crimes tribunal, a gruelling post whose current holder is under US sanctions. Four candidates from Britain, Ireland, Italy and Spain are vying to replace Fatou Bensouda, who has led controversial probes into Afghanistan and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
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Group writes ICC, seeks Buratai’s probe for alleged crimes against humanity

By Luminous Jannamike  ABUJA – A civil rights group, Concerned Nigerians, on Thursday, petitioned the Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court Hague, Netherlands, Mrs. Fatou Bensouda, to investigate, arrest and prosecute the immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (Rtd), for alleged crimes against humanity and the Nigerian people.  The group
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Probe ex-service chiefs over crime against humanity, PDP charges ICC

By Dirisu Yakubu The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Wednesday called on the International Criminal Court, ICC, to commence the investigation of the tenure of Nigeria’s immediate past service chiefs over reported atrocities and crimes against humanity committed by security operatives under their command.  The PDP also calls on International Police, INTERPOL, and other world bodies
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ICC: Global Amnesty commends FG’s effort in tackling threats to humanity

ICC Probe: Implications for military, war against insurgency

By Henry Ojelu & Onozure Dania On November 18, 2010, the International Criminal Court, ICC, Office of the Prosecutor announced a preliminary examination into allegations of war crimes against the Nigerian security forces. The preliminary examination focused on alleged crimes under international law in the context of armed conflict between Boko Haram and Nigerian security
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ICC prosecutor wants full probe into Nigeria’s insurgents, security forces’ violence

The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor said Friday she had enough evidence to open a full probe into ongoing violence in Nigeria by both Islamist insurgents and security forces. Amnesty International lauded the move in a statement Friday, describing it as “an important milestone”. Fatou Bensouda’s announcement comes as violence continues to wreak havoc in the
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ICC drops probe into British war crimes in Iraq

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor announced Wednesday she was shutting down a preliminary probe into alleged war crimes committed by British soldiers after the US-led invasion in Iraq. Fatou Bensouda’s announcement comes after a “rigorous” six-year long investigation into the conduct of British military personnel, particularly into the treatment of Iraqi prisoners in detention.
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