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Court Developments in Relation to Other Countries
The Court has opened investigations in the following situations: the Democratic Republic of Congo, Northern Uganda, Darfur (Sudan), Central African Republic, Libya, Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire and Mali.

The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) is also analyzing information about a number of countries around the world to determine whether to open new investigations.

According to public and official statements, the OTP has made public that it is examining at least eight situations on four continents, including Afghanistan, Colombia, the Comoros Referral,Georgia, Guinea, Honduras, Iraq, Nigeria, South Korea, and Ukraine.

To date the OTP has published the conclusions of its preliminary examination into alleged crimes committed in Palestine, Iraq,Venezuela and South Korea.Following its conclusion in 2006, the preliminary examination in Iraq was re-opened in May 2014 after the OTP received new evidence.
Government and Inter-governmental Documents
Author Date and Title
13 July 2012
Letter of referral by the government of Mali
Government of the Union of the Comoros
14 May 2013
Referral from Comoros
European Union
11 Jan 2013
Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the situation in Mali
EU Council
23 July 2012
Conclusions du Conseil sur le Mali/Sahel
03 Feb 2012
Statement by the Spokesperson of the High Representative Catherine Ashton on the terrorist attacks in Colombia
22 Jan 2012
Statement by the Spokesperson of High Representative Catherine Ashton on the bombings in Kano, Nigeria
29 Nov 2011
Statement by HR Ashton on the murder of hostages by the FARC in Colombia
Author Date and Title
John Dugard, William Schabas and other professors of International Law
07 Aug 2012
NGO Letters, Papers, Reports, and Statements
Author Date and Title
Bill Van Esveld, Human Rights Watch
30 Apr 2015
Dispatches: Déjà Vu All Over Again in Gaza
David Mepham, Human Rights Watch
30 Apr 2015
Dispatches: Bring Back Their Rights
Ahmad Shuja, Human Rights Watch
27 Apr 2015
Afghanistan must make rights a reality
Amnesty International
13 Apr 2015
'Our job is to shoot, slaughter and kill': Boko Haram's reign of terror in north east Nigeria
Amnesty International
26 Mar 2015
State of Palestine: Unlawful and deadly: Rocket and mortar attacks by Palestinian armed groups during the 2014 Gaza/Israel conflict
Phelim Kine, Human Rights Watch
12 Mar 2015
Who will police Afghanistan’s policemen?
Amnesty International
23 Feb 2015
Accountability is the only way to prevent further war crimes in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories
22 Feb 2015
Divide and Conquer: A Legal Analysis of Israel’s 2014 offensive against the Gaza Strip
28 Jan 2015
Statement of the Prosecutor clarifies Palestine's eligibility to ratify Rome Statute
02 Dec 2014
Afghanistan : human rights must be the priority for the new government and international community
International Crisis Group
21 Nov 2014
Nigeria’s Dangerous 2015 Elections: Limiting the Violence
José Miguel Vivanco and Max Schoening, Human Rights Watch
12 Nov 2014
Colombia’s Compromise With Murder
11 Nov 2014
Prosecutor's Statements on Israel and Palestine
Gunal Kursun, Human Rights Agenda Association
10 Nov 2014
Israel’s Pyrrhic victory at ICC
Human Rights Watch
27 Oct 2014
‘Those Terrible Weeks in Their Camp’: Boko Haram Violence against Women and Girls in Northeast Nigeria
18 Aug 2014
Ukraine : The Forgotten Victims
19 June 2014
The Court’s Role in Promoting Accountability in Colombia’s Transitional Justice Framework
11 June 2014
In Colombia, Women Affected by Conflict are Agents of Social Change
Parliamentarians for Global Action
11 June 2014
Letter to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan
09 June 2014
Informe sobre violencia sexual contra niñas y niños en Colombia será presentado en la Cumbre Global para Eliminar la Violencia Sexual en los Conflictos Armados
05 June 2014
Colombia at a Crossroads: The Impact of Presidential Elections on the Peace Process
National Helsinki Committee
June 2014
Georgia: Five Years of Non-Action: The Failure to Investigate the Crimes of the Russian-Georgian War of August 2008
Clive Baldwin, Human Rights Watch
19 May 2014
Why the ICC Needed to Reopen the Iraq Abuse Case
Amanda Klasing, Human Rights Watch
14 May 2014
Dispatches: A Victory for Colombia’s Sexual Violence Victims
Sarah Margon, Human Rights Watch
14 May 2014
How do you beat Boko Haram with an army that's almost as evil?
International Crisis Group
12 May 2014
Afghanistan’s Insurgency after the Transition
Mausi Segun, Human Rights Watch
07 May 2014
Girls’ Abductions a Last Straw for Nigerians
Zama Coursen-Neff, Human Rights Watch
06 May 2014
Nigeria Abductions a Call to Action
Mausi Segun, Human Rights Watch
05 May 2014
Dispatches: Two Women Protest Kidnappings, Nigeria Arrests Them
04 Apr 2014
Declaración de la FIDH, CIPRODEH y COFADEH acerca del examen preliminar llevado por la CPI en Honduras
International Crisis Group
03 Apr 2014
Curbing Violence in Nigeria (II): The Boko Haram Insurgency
Patricia Gossman, Human Rights Watch
02 Apr 2014
Dispatches: Afghanistan’s Schools and Clinics under Fire
International Crisis Group
26 Feb 2014
Left in the Cold? The ELN and Colombia’s Peace Talks
25 Feb 2014
Mohieddin Mahdi: “You do not have the right to breathe the air of this country”
Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch
19 Feb 2014
Red Handed: China is also Complicit in North Korea's Crimes Against Humanity
31 Jan 2014
Dr Sima Samar: “Human rights have a value now in Afghanistan”
Human Rights Watch
08 Jan 2014
Letter to the EU High Representative and EU Foreign Ministers on women’s rights in Afghanistan
Amnesty International
26 Dec 2013
Colombia: 'Peace is still far away from here'
Human Rights Watch
11 Dec 2013
Letter to Inspector General of Colombia
03 Dec 2013
Open letter: For a renewed strategic support to human rights in Afghanistan
Amnesty International
22 Nov 2013
‘Defending human rights in Honduras is a crime’
20 Nov 2013
Open letter to the DPRK on reports of 80 public executions in November
International Crisis Group
07 Nov 2013
A Step Forward in Colombia Talks
06 Nov 2013
Hebert Veloza Conviction Offers New Insight into Colombia’s Paramilitary Phenomenon
28 Oct 2013
Verdict of Paramilitary Leader To Be Milestone for Colombia’s ‘Justice and Peace’ Process
Christian Voelkel, International Crisis Group
18 Oct 2013
A Troubled Anniversary: After One Year, Colombia’s Peace Process Reaches a Critical Juncture
International Crisis Group
14 Oct 2013
Women and Conflict in Afghanistan
Matthew Solomon, OSJI
08 Oct 2013
Palestine's ICC Option and the Politics of Peace
Amnesty International
03 Oct 2013
Nigeria: 'Keep away from schools or we’ll kill you’: Right to education under attack in Nigeria
Abdul Jalil Benish, Afghanistan Watch
01 Oct 2013
Remembering Victims of War Crimes: A Call for Justice
Human Rights Watch
30 Sept 2013
Letter to EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on Colombia
FIDH and other organizations
26 Sept 2013
Open letter to Ms Navi Pillay, UN Human Rights Commissioner
International Crisis Group
19 Sept 2013
The Five Challenges of Negotiating Transitional Justice in Colombia
Human Rights Watch
17 Sept 2013
The Risk of Returning Home
Louise Arbour
17 Sept 2013
Transitional Justice and Colombia’s Peace Talks
International Crisis Group
29 Aug 2013
Transitional Justice and Colombia’s Peace Talks
CIPRODEH, Honduras
07 Aug 2013
Honduras: resolution in order that the office of the prosecutor of the ICC moves from its preliminary examination to the opening of a full investigation into human rights violations and crimes against humanity
Maryne Rondot, AMICC
07 Aug 2013
The ICC and the Israel-Palestine Conflict: Current Developments, Implications and Future Scenarios
Vincent Foucher and Gilles Yabi, International Crisis Group
10 July 2013
Guinea Back from the Brink: International Engagement Remains Key to Progress
Human Rights Watch
02 July 2013
Human Rights Watch Writes Letter on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in Nigeria
International Crisis Group
26 June 2013
Afghanistan’s Parties in Transition
Amnesty International
19 June 2013
Amnesty International called for US-Taliban peace talks to focus on justice and human rights
18 June 2013
ASFC y Corporación Humanas
10 June 2013
ASFC y Corporación Humanas publican informe de observación de juicio de violencia sexual en el marco del conflicto armado colombiano
16 May 2013
Colombian Media Play Key Role in Peace and Justice Debate
18 Apr 2013
Situation des droits de l’homme et des libertés fondamentales en Guinée
Verenice Bengtsson, Asuntos Del Sur
11 Apr 2013
¿Qué decidió la CPI en su informe preliminar sobre Honduras?
Verenice Bengtsson, Asuntos Del Sur
26 Mar 2013
¿Qué decidió la CPI en su informe preliminar sobre Honduras?
12 Mar 2013
Colombia Prepares for a Truth Commission
Amnesty International France
06 Mar 2013
Colombie : 40 000 signatures pour la protection du MOVICE
Heather Barr, Human Rights Watch
07 Feb 2013
No end in sight to state torture in Afghanistan
Heather Barr, Human Rights Watch
21 Dec 2012
Long road ahead for Afghan women
20 Dec 2012
War Crimes in North Mali
International Crisis Group
18 Dec 2012
Georgia: Making Cohabitation Work
International Crisis Group
17 Dec 2012
Curbing Violence in Nigeria (I): The Jos Crisis
06 Dec 2012
"The situation in northern Mali is still as dreadful" Interview with Moctar Mariko, President of the Malian Association for Human Rights (AMDH)
06 Dec 2012
Open letter to the members of the UN Security Council
Human Rights Watch
05 Dec 2012
Waiting for Justice: Accountability before Guinea’s Courts for the September 28, 2009 Stadium Massacre, Rapes, and Other Abuses
Djibril Balde (IRRI)
27 Nov 2012
Where is justice in Guinea Conakry?
Comision Colombiana de Juristas
19 Nov 2012
Intervention CCJ at General Debate of 11th ASP
Comisiòn Colombiana de Juristas
17 Nov 2012
Intervention of the "Comisiòn Colombiana de Juristas" during the General Debates at 11th session of ASP
16 Nov 2012
Statement delivered by the Georgian Young Lawyers Association at the 11th session of the ASP
Human Rights Watch
12 Nov 2012
Letter to President Chavez on Venezuela's Candidacy to the UN Human Rights Council
Amnesty International
01 Nov 2012
Norwegian Helsinki Committee
Nov 2012
"Waiting for Russian Justice: The ineffective Russian investigation of crimes committed during the August 2008 armed conflict between Russia and Georgia"
Human Rights Watch
25 Oct 2012
Colombia: Letter to President Santos Criticizing the Expansion of Military Jurisdiction
Human Rights Watch
11 Oct 2012
Spiraling Violence: Boko Haram Attacks and Security Force Abuses in Nigeria
03 Oct 2012
Prizes in the Colombian Victims’ Memory Photography Contest
02 Oct 2012
ICTJ Program Report: Colombia
International Crisis Group
25 Sept 2012
Colombia: Peace at Last?
Coalición contra la vinculación de niños, niñas y jóvenes al conflicto armado en Colombia (COALICO)
19 Sept 2012
Carta abierta al Presidente Juan Manuel Santos: No más reclutamiento y uso de niños y niñas y pronta liberación de los que han sido vinculados a grupos armados: llamado a que se priorice en la agenda de paz en Colombia
Brad Adams, Human Rights Watch
10 Sept 2012
Rewarding Afghanistan’s torturers?
Christopher Rogers, OSF Regional Policy Initiative on Afghanistan & Pakistan
10 Sept 2012
Ceremonies Can’t Hide Flawed Detention Policies in Afghanistan
Human Rights Watch
07 Sept 2012
Afghan police reform should be about more than protecting soldiers
Amnesty International USA
03 Aug 2012
Colombia: Women’s Bodies Shouldn’t Be a War Strategy
Amnesty International
31 July 2012
Mali: "We haven't seen our cellmates since": Enforced disappearances and torture of soldiers and police officers opposed to the junta
Amnesty International
30 July 2012
Extra-Judicial Killings, Enforced Disappearances, Torture and Sexual Abuse Documented in Mali Counter-Coup
International Crisis Group
18 July 2012
11 July 2012
In Renewed Effort to End Hostilities, Colombia Adopts New Transitional Justice Tools
International Crisis Group
08 June 2012
Dismantling Colombia’s New Illegal Armed Groups: Lessons from a Surrender
23 May 2012
Open letter of the international bureau of FIDH to the president of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos
Kenneth Roth (Human Rights Watch)
21 May 2012
Afghanistan on the Precipice
International Center for Transitional Justice
10 May 2012
Justice and Peace: Progress and Great Challenges
07 May 2012
Feature Series: Colombia’s Justice and Peace Process
Human Rights Watch
01 May 2012
Colombia: Correct Serious Flaws in Transitional Justice Bill
Avocats Sans Frontieres
May 2012
The Principle of Complementarity in the Rome Statute and the Colombian Situation: A Case that Demands More than a “Positive” Approach
May 2012
Colombia. La Guerra se mide en litros de sangre
11 Apr 2012
Colombia Commemorates its First National Victims’ Day
03 Apr 2012
Findings on Palestine Preliminary Examination Announced
25 Mar 2012
Syria: Local Residents Used as Human Shields
Human Rights First
23 Mar 2012
Russian Arms Flow Must Stop to Clear Way for Syrian Ceasefire
Human Rights First
16 Mar 2012
Obama and Karzai Talk, but the Fate of 3000 U.S. Prisoners in Afghanistan Remains a Mystery
09 Feb 2012
Colombia: Letter to President Santos on Military Jurisdiction
Amnesty International
05 Oct 2011
Universal jurisdiction: A preliminary survey of national legislation
28 Sept 2011
Note de retour de mission en Guinée-Conakry: La commémoration du massacre du 28 septembre 2009 confisquée par la tension politique
Amnesty International
26 Sept 2011
Q&A: Human rights implications of the Palestinian bid for UN membership
International Crisis Group
23 Sept 2011
Guinée : remettre la transition sur les rails
Amnesty International
21 Sept 2011
'This is what we demand, justice!’ Impunity for sexual violence against women in Colombia's armed conflict
18 Sept 2011
Human Rights Organisations Call on International Community to Pursue Accountability at UN General Assembly
John Cerone for ASIL
13 Sept 2011
The UN and the Status of Palestine - Disentangling the Legal Issues
12 Sept 2011
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Israel and Palestine after the UN
08 Sept 2011
World's major human rights groups unite to campaign for investigation into North Korea's crimes against humanity
Sept 2011
Shielded From Accountability: Israel's Unwillingness to Investigate and Prosecute International Crimes
15 June 2011
ICC: Prosecutor Can Spur National Trials, Deter Crimes
International Crisis Group
06 June 2011
Popular Protest in North Africa and the Middle East (V): Making sense of Libya
24 May 2011
“We Have Lived in Darkness” : A Human Rights Agenda for Guinea’s New Government
Norwegian Helsinki Committee
May 2011
"Unable or unwilling?Georgia’s faulty investigation of crimes committed during and after the Russo-Georgian war of August 2008"
22 Mar 2011
Open Letter to Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the Situation in Côte d'Ivoire
Coalition Ivoirienne pour la Cour Pénale Internationale (CI-CPI)
02 Oct 2010
Mot du Président de la CI-CPI à l’occasion de la Journée Internationale de la non-violence
May 2010
Colombia: Impact of the Rome Statute and the International Criminal Court
28 Oct 2009
Q&A: Kenya and the ICC
17 Feb 2006
Update on Communications Received by the OTP (regarding Iraq and Venezuela)