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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