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26 October 2011 by -

Luis Moreno Ocampo has been the face of the permanent court that hunts for war criminals and 'génocidaires' around the world. But his nine-year term comes to an end in June and his current deputy might follow in his footsteps.

By Thijs Bouwknegt, The Hague

The 50-year-old Gambian Fatou Bensouda is now deputy prosecutor at the ICC. But on Tuesday she was shortlisted as a candidate to replace Ocampo whose contract cannot be renewed.

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23 July 2007 by Anne-Laure Porée and Chheang Bopha

On July 18, the prosecutors communicated their introductory submission to the investigating judges of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) responsible for trying former Khmer Rouge leaders. Five of them are suspected of having "committed, aided and abetted, or borne superior responsibility" for 25 separate acts of "murder, torture, forcible transfer, unlawful detention, forced labor, and religious, political, and ethnic persecution." Though their names remain officially confidential before arrest, they have already been cited by observers: Duch, Nuon Chea, Ieng Sary, Khieu Samphan and Ieng Thirith.

Robert Petit