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Women at protest in Abuja, April 30, 2014. Credit: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters
Nigerian civil society calls on lawmakers to pass international crimes bill

The Nigerian Coalition for the International Criminal Court has called on the country’s national assembly to immediately pass a bill that would domesticate the ICC Rome Statute into national law.

The Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes, Genocide and Related Offences Bill, 2012 provides for the punishment of those responsible for international crimes in Nigeria, as well as for cooperation between Nigeria and the ICC to ensure the effective prosecution of criminals.

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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...

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