Thursday, October 15, 2009

2008-2009 Annual Report of the International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued its annual report for 2008-2009.

It covers the period from 1 August 2008 to 31 July 2009 and is the fifth annual report of the institution to the United Nations.

"The Court continued to be seized of four situations during the reporting period. The situations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda and the Central African Republic were each previously referred to the Court by those States parties to the Rome Statute themselves. The situation in Darfur, the Sudan, had been referred by the Security Council. Six other situations on four continents were under preliminary analysis by the Office of the Prosecutor, namely, those in Afghanistan, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Georgia, Kenya and Palestine. No decision on whether to open an investigation in those situations was taken."

The ICC is the first permanent, treaty-based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community.

More information about the structure, activities, and legal texts of the Court are available on its website.

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