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Fatou Bensouda

Date of Birth: 1961
Place of Birth: Banjul


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ICC aims at Kenya

The International Criminal Court Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, succeeded on 19 August in her appeal against the court's judges' decision not to hear evidence on whether or not the Kenyan government was guilty of non-cooperation...


Why the peacekeepers stay in Darfur

At the UNSC debate, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda criticised both the UN and the AU for failing to protect people in Darfur: 'To those who choose to forget the events that have brought us here and in particular those who have chosen to deliberately distort facts by alleging that the International Criminal Court...


What the prosecutor saw

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda stopped the case against Kenyatta on 5 December, citing witness intimidation and government obstruction...


Economy up, security down

Although the ICC withdrew its charges of crimes against humanity against President Uhuru Kenyatta on 5 December, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has made it clear she will continue with the other two Kenya cases, against Ruto and radio talk-show host Joshua arap Sang...


How the case was won

The ICC Office of the Prosecutor (OTP), many believe, did not mount a robust enough defence of its actions or openly resist or sufficiently investigate the wholesale intimidation of witnesses, which cost Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda her case...


Drama in court

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is asking for an indefinite postponement of the case on the basis that the government has refused to cooperate by furnishing her office with telephone and bank records...


Unhappy birthday

On 17 June at the UN Security Council, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda condemned the RSF's 'indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks against civilians', said 'the deliberate obstruction of humanitarian aid must end' and noted that 'allegations that reporting of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur has been subject to manipulation, with the intentional effect of covering up crimes committed by the Sudanese Government...


A year of living precariously

There have been indications that the Office of the Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, has been looking for the right moment to announce that the trial cannot go forward...

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