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ICC Prosecutor Seeking to Investigate Crimes Against Rohingya

Expand Smoke is seen rising from Burma’s Taung Pyo Let War village from across the border in Bangladesh.   © 2017 Private On June 26, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will request that the court’s judges open an investigation into crimes relating to two waves of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Myanmar is not an ICC member. But last year, the court confirmed its jurisdiction over crimes where an element occurred in Bangladesh, an ICC member since June 2010. The prosecutor’s move to bring victims, survivors, and their families, the vast majority…

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