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Vol 3 (AAC) No 2

Published 1st December 2009


Song Sang-hyun

President, International Criminal Court

As eyes turn to Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo's handling of cases against Sudanese President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir, Congolese warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba and the authors of Kenya's 2007 post-election violence, a South Korean judge runs things behind the scenes at the International Criminal Court. ICC President Song Sang-hyun is in charge of administration and chooses which judges sit on which panels. Acknowledging that his organisation faces cases of tremendous political significance, Song pledged to the United Nations General Assembly in late October that the ICC's judges would act with conscientious impartiality.

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