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Vol 5 (AAC) No 3

Published 1st January 2012


Fatou Bensouda

Chief Prosecutor, ICC

After heavy lobbying by the African Union, the International Criminal Court chose Fatou Bensouda of Gambia as the new ICC Chief Prosecutor. Her nine-year term begins in June, when she will succeed Argentina’s Luis Moreno Ocampo, who brought seven cases before the court. That all the cases involved African countries – for crimes in Central African Republic, Congo-Kinshasa, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Libya, Sudan and Uganda – outraged some critics of the Court.

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