Sunday, October 17, 2010

ICC in the Media, Update #9

On October 12, 2010 Moldova became the 114th nation to ratify the Rome Statute and become a member state of the ICC. The ICC commended the European nation in a statement it released for Moldova's dedication ending impunity for perpetrators of atrocity crimes. This week the ICC has also made strides in its investigation into 2007-2008 Post-election violence in Kenya. Today the ICC investigators traveled to Kisumu, a city in western Kenya that was a hotspot for post-election violence, in order to collect evidence and meet with victims. Another group of ICC officials are set to record statements with senior Kenyan security officials in the coming days, although there remains tension regarding the collection of official statements and minutes of high-level government meetings. In other news, reports have surfaced that Joseph Kony, wanted by the ICC for war crimes and crimes against humanity, is likely currently in southern Sudan. Although this has not been confirmed, analysts have traced the pattern of Lord's Resistance Army attacks, and have concluded that their trajectory leads to the Daffak region of south Sudan. Photo Credit: Nations Online.

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