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THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC TRIGGERS THE ICC JURISDICTION: FIDH calls for the Prosecutor to open an investigation

As the trial of former President Ange Félix Patassé before the Bangui Criminal Court was postponed sine die on 22 December, FIDH recently learned that the Central African Republic (CAR) has referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) the matter of « war crimes and crimes against humanity committed on [its] whole territory since 1 July 2002. » FIDH welcomes the referral to the ICC, calls upon the ICC Presidency to assign the situation to a Pre-trial Chamber, and urges the Prosecutor to open (...) - Central African Republic / International Justice, International Criminal Court

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