Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda announces she will launch a full investigation into allegations of war crimes in the Palestinian territories.
Sources: Al Jazeera
Sources: Al Jazeera
International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announces that an inquiry into British war crimes in Iraq has been formally abandoned. In a final report, Bensouda says her office "found a reasonable basis to believe" that British troops committed war crimes in 2003, murdering at least seven Iraqi detainees, however she accepted the UK has taken "genuine action" to investigate itself.
The United States places sanctions on several senior officials in the International Criminal Court, including Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, for launching an investigation into allegations of American war crimes in the current Afghanistan war.
Former Congolese Vice President and warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba, sentenced last year by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to 18 years in prison for war crimes, is given an additional 12 months and fined 300,000 euros for bribing witnesses during an earlier ICC trial. The court also handed jail terms and fines for alleged interference in his trial to members of his legal team.
Following an appeal, 12-year-old Dima al-Wawi is freed from an Israeli prison. She is believed to be the youngest female Palestinian ever imprisoned. Israeli civil law, which does not allow anyone under 14 to go to jail, did not affect her imprisonment. Palestinian residents in the occupied territories are subject to military law that can sentence suspects as young as 12 to prison.
The International Criminal Court finds ex-Vice President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty of war crimes. Bemba is accused of not taking steps to stop his militia from committing mass murder, rape and pillage in neighbouring Central African Republic.
Ahmad al-Faqi is transferred to the International Criminal Court to face trial for the war crime of directing the destruction of cultural sites in Timbuktu, Mali when the city was under the control of Islamist groups in 2012.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak cancels an official two-day trip to France at short notice, while several French members of the flotilla and three MPs plan to file a lawsuit against him in France and at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.