ICC: » Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, in relation to the escalating violence in the Situation in Libya «

pubil«As Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court), I am deeply troubled by the escalating violence in the Situation in Libya.  Recent reports of alleged attacks carried out against the civilian population and civilian objects in Tripoli and Benghazi are a cause for great concern.  Such deplorable acts of violence must immediately cease. ​Pursuant to United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1970 (2011)​,  my Office may exercise its jurisdiction over any act of genocide, crime against humanity or war crime committed within the territory of Libya since 15 February 2011.  Ever since the referral by the UNSC, my Office has brought cases before the Court’s judges based on the evidence collected; continued its investigative activities and has closely monitored the situation on the ground. …»

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