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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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17 candidates vying for six spots on ICC judges’ bench


Becoming a judge at the ICC is one of the most prestigious jobs in the field of international criminal law, the high point of many jurists’ careers. Seventeen countries have now met the deadline to put forward candidates for the upcoming election to fill six vacant positions on the Court’s bench in The Hague.

ICC member states will elect the six new judges at the 13th Assembly of States Parties (ASP)—the Court’s governing body—when it meets this coming December.


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