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Dr. Fatou Bensouda

Dr. Fatou Bensouda
Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

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Criminal Law and Procedure
International Criminal Justice
The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court: Successes, Challenges and the Promise of International Criminal Justice
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International Law
Criminal Law and Procedure

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court: Successes, Challenges and the Promise of International Criminal Justice
A. Legal Instruments
B. Jurisprudence
International Criminal Court, Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the case of The Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, Judgment of 14 March 2012, Trial Chamber I, ICC-01/04-01/06.

International Criminal Court, Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the case of The Prosecutor v. Mathieu Ngudjolo, Judgment of 18 December 2012, Trial Chamber II, ICC-01/04-02/12.

International Criminal Court, Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the case of The Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga, Judgment of 7 March 2014, Trial Chamber II, ICC-01/04-01/07.

International Criminal Court, Situation in the Republic of Kenya in the case of The Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, Decision of 13 March 2015, Trial Chamber V(B), ICC-01/09-02/11.

International Criminal Court, Situation in the Central African Republic in the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Judgment of 21 March 2016, Trial Chamber III, ICC-01/05-01/08.

International Criminal Court, Situation in the Republic of Kenya in the case of The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang, Decision of 5 April 2016, Trial Chamber V(A), ICC-01/09-01/11.

International Criminal Court, Situation in the Central African Republic in the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Decision of 21 June 2016, Trial Chamber III, ICC-01/05-01/08.

International Criminal Court, Situation in the Republic of Mali in the case of The Prosecutor v. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, Judgment and Sentence of 27 September 2016, Trial Chamber VIII, ICC-01/12-01/15.

International Criminal Court, Situation in the Central African Republic in the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Aimé Kilolo Musamba, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, Fidèle Babala Wandu and Narcisse Arido, Judgment of 19 October 2016, Trial Chamber VII, ICC-01/05-01/13.
C. Documents
General Assembly resolution 95 (I) of 11 December 1946 (Affirmation of the Principles of International Law recognized by the Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal).

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its forty-sixth session, 2 May to 22 July 1994 (A/49/10, reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission, 1994, vol. II, Chapter II (A/CN.4/SER.A/1994/Add/1)).

Negotiated Relationship Agreement between the United Nations and the International Criminal Court, New York, 7 September 2004, International Criminal Court, ICC-ASP/3/Res.1.

International Criminal Court, The Office of the Prosecutor, Policy Paper on the Interests of Justice, September 2007.

International Criminal Court, The Office of the Prosecutor, Code of Conduct for the Office of the Prosecutor, September 2013.

International Criminal Court, The Office of the Prosecutor, Policy Paper on Preliminary Examinations, November 2013.

International Criminal Court, The Office of the Prosecutor, Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes, June 2014.

International Criminal Court, The Office of the Prosecutor, Policy Paper on Case Selection and Prioritisation, September 2016.

International Criminal Court, The Office of the Prosecutor, Policy on Children, November 2016.

Resolution RC/Res. 6, “The Crime of Aggression”, adopted at the 13th plenary meeting, Review Conference of the Rome Statute, 11 June 2010, by consensus.
D. Doctrine
R. H. Jackson, “The Federal Prosecutor”, Speech at the Second Annual Conference of United States Attorneys, Washington D.C., 1 April 1940.

Dag Hammarskjöld, Speech at the University of California, Berkeley, 25 June 1955.

E. Additional References
For more information on the work of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, please visit the official website.