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Calls for Arab states to join the ICC emerge from Human Rights Council

As human rights worsen in the Middle East and North Africa, the International Centre for supporting Rights and Freedoms has called for Arab states to join the ICC during the 27th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

Only four of the Arab League’s 21 members (Syria’s membership has been suspended) have ratified the ICC Rome Statute, leaving Arab states underrepresented at the Court.

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Kenyatta case not ready for October trial says ICC prosecutor


ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has asked judges to postpone the 7 October start date of the trial Uhuru Kenyatta until the Kenyan government fulfills requests to cooperate with the case. She said that she has yet to receive from the government records belonging to the Kenyan president that she believes are crucial to the case. The prosecution says that it does not consider the evidence available to be sufficient to prove Kenyatta’s alleged criminal responsibility beyond reasonable doubt. Read more...

September 2014
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11 Sept: Judges issue an arrest warrant for former Sudanese rebel leader Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain.
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