Jean-Pierre Bemba at the International Criminal Court

4/25/2011

ICTJ

Situation brief on the International Criminal Court's upcoming pretrial hearings on whether to pursue charges against Jean-Pierre Bemba for crimes his troops allegedly committed in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2002-03. The ICC prosecutor opened an investigation in May 2007 into crimes committed in the CAR, based on a December 2004 referral from Central African President. An arrest warrant was issued on May 24, 2008, he was arrested the same day. He is now in custody in The Hague.

Date published: 
1/1/2009
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