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07 February 2005 by -

On 24 January the UN publishes its investigative report into crimes commited in Darfur (Sudan). It is predicted that the report will recommend that the Security Council request the International Criminal Court (ICC) to take up the case. After opening investigations in Uganda and Congo, prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo received a letter from President Bozizé on 21 December asking him to investigate crimes committed «anywhere on the territory of the Central African Republic». On 7 January, Ocampo announced that he will be opening preliminary investigations.

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30 June 2010 by -

The trial against Jean-Pierre Bemba at the International Criminal Court has been postponed by a week.The trial was set to start next Monday, but due to a “likely change in the composition of the bench” the court decided to postpone it. Opening speeches are now scheduled for July 14th.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

The former Congolese vice president and current senator stands accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in the Central African Republic (CAR) from October 2002 to March 2003.

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22 May 2006 by Emmanuel Chicon et Benjamin Bibas

On April 11, 2006, the Court of Cassation in Central African Republic (CAR) acknowledged that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has jurisdiction to try the primary perpetrators of the violent acts that accompanied General François Bozizé's first putsch attempt in October 2002. Bozizé finally took power during a successful coup d'état in March 2003 and was later elected president in spring 2005.

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