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International Criminal Court Swears in New Prosecutor

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Gambian lawyer Fatou Bensouda has been sworn in as the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. The 51-year-old Bensouda took the oath of office Friday at a ceremony in The Hague, six months after ICC member states selected her as prosecutor. “I, Fatou Bensouda, solemnly undertake that I will perform my duties and […]

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International Criminal Court Swears in New Prosecutor

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Gambian lawyer Fatou Bensouda has been sworn in as the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. The 51-year-old Bensouda took the oath of office Friday at a ceremony in The Hague. Bensouda is the first woman and the first African to be chief prosecutor at the ICC, which some observers have criticized for […]

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Polish Prosecutor Shoots Self After News Conference

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A military prosecutor investigating media leaks from an inquiry into the 2010 air crash that killed then-Polish president Lech Kaczynski shot himself in the head after a press conference. At the press conference Monday, Mikolaj Przybyl denied his office eavesdropped on journalists as part of the military probe. Reporters at the conference in the western […]

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Gambian Elected As ICC Chief Prosecutor

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Fatou Bensouda of Gambia has been elected as the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. The former Gambian justice minister was elected Monday at a meeting of ICC member states at the United Nations. The 50-year-old Bensouda has served as the ICC’s deputy prosecutor since 2004. She takes over as chief prosecutor in […]

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Gambian Elected As ICC Chief Prosecutor

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Fatou Bensouda of Gambia has been elected as the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. The former Gambian justice minister, was elected Monday at a meeting of ICC member states at the United Nations. The 50-year-old Bensouda has served as the ICC’s deputy prosecutor since 2004. She takes over as chief prosecutor in […]

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Gambian Emerges as Frontrunner for ICC Chief Prosecutor

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Fatou Bensouda of Gambia has emerged as the leading candidate to become the next chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. Liechtenstein’s U.N. Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, who heads the selection process, says he will formally recommend Bensouda at a meeting of ICC member nations Thursday. The 50-year-old Bensouda is the deputy to the ICC’s current […]

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Gambian Emerges as Frontrunner for ICC Chief Prosecutor

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Fatou Bensouda of Gambia has emerged as the leading candidate to become the next chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. The 50-year-old Bensouda is the deputy to the ICC’s current chief prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, whose nine-year term ends in June. Bensouda has previously served as an adviser and trial attorney at the ICC Tribunal […]

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