ICC: «Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, on the abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria «

pubil«I am deeply troubled and alarmed by disturbing reports of alleged abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Borno State, Nigeria, and the most recent reports that more schoolgirls have been abducted this week.  Such acts shock the conscience of humanity and could constitute crimes that fall within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court («ICC»).

I share the agonizing pain of the parents of the abducted girls, as well as their hope that the on-going national search and rescue efforts will result in the swift and safe return of their children.  International assistance should be made readily available to bolster such efforts, as required by the national authorities.  …»

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