Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

ICC Prosecutor to re-open initial examination of alleged British crimes in Iraq  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 14/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Fatou Bensouda, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), on Tuesday said she decided to re-open the preliminary examination of allegations that British troops committed war crimes in Iraq from 2003 to 2008.

She told a press conference that her decision was based on "substantial information, much more than what we had in 2006." The ICC has jurisdiction over crimes that are committed on the territory of a state party or by nationals of a state party to the ICC's Rome Statute. The UK is a state party.

Iraq is a not a State Party, but the ICC has jurisdiction over alleged crimes committed on the Iraqi territory by nationals of States Parties, in this case Britain.

She explained that she cannot go after American forces who allegedly committed war crimes in Iraq during the same period, because the US is not party to the Rome Statute.

She stressed that preliminary examination is "not an investigation. It is rather a process whereby we check whether the crimes have been committed and who is responsible for those crimes, whether the national jurisdiction is doing anything to address those crimes, and whether it will be in the interest of justice to carry on with the preliminary examination." There is no timeline, she indicated. "We continue to analyze the information and at some point we come to a decision whether to open an investigation or not. This is what we will do at this current stage." She added that her office will not say whether it will go after the military or the politicians in the UK. "We will just be looking at the persons, whoever they are, who bear responsibility for those crimes if we are going to investigate."

 


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)




  MENA News Headlines
 Mar 2 2015 - Etihad-staked Air Serbia logs USD3.02m net profit in 2014MENAFN
(MENAFN) Air Serbia, in which Etihad Airways holds a stake of 49 percent, logged a net profit of USD3.02 million for 2014, Arabian Business reported.In its first year of operation, Air Serbia logged ...

 Mar 2 2015 - Dubai's Abraaj invests USD145m in North Africa healthcareMENAFN
(MENAFN) Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Group is set to lead an investment of USD200 million in the new North Africa Hospital Holdings Group (NAHHG), Arabian Business reported.The firm, ...

 Mar 2 2015 - Egypt received USD23b aid from Gulf in 18 monthsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Egypt received USD23 billion in aid from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait in the 18 months since former President Mursi was ousted, Investment Minister said, Reuters reported.According to ...

 Mar 2 2015 - Arab world's healthcare sector wastes USD40b annuallyMENAFN
(MENAFN) Half of the estimated USD80 billion annual governments spending on health care sector in the Arab world are going to waste due to widespread inefficiencies, a Dubai health official said, The ...

 Mar 2 2015 - Zain KSA records USD293.16m EBITDA growth in 2014MENAFN
(MENAFN) Zain KSA posted improved financial results hitting USD293.16 million in EBITDA in 2014, up from USD237.19 million in 2013, marking 24 percent increase, Saudi Gazette reported.Zain's net ...

 Mar 2 2015 - Egypt to attract USD8b of foreign direct investment in this fiscal yearMENAFN
(MENAFN) Egypt is forecast to receive a sum of foreign direct investment worth USD8 billion in this financial year, marking an increase from the USD4 billion last year, Reuters reported.The Egyptian ...

 Mar 2 2015 - Qatar, Mitsubishi to sign USD1.09b hydroelectric dealMENAFN
(MENAFN) State-controlled Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) is set to sign a USD1.09 billion contract to build the Gulf country's largest power and water plant to Mitsubishi, Emirates 24\7 ...

 Mar 2 2015 - Egypt's Edita eyes USD262m initial offerMENAFN
(MENAFN) Egyptian food maker Edita is considering an initial offering of about USD262 million the Cairo bourse, Reuters reported.According to sources, trading is forecast to start at the beginning of ...

 Mar 2 2015 - Work on USD266.51m Saudi Neopharma plant to start in MarchMENAFN
(MENAFN) chief executive officer and managing director of New Medical Center Group of Companies and UAE Exchange said that work on the USD266.51million Neopharma drug manufacturing plant in Jazan is ...

 Mar 2 2015 - Bold Saudi oil strategy paying off just three months laterGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Three months after Saudi Arabia made clear it was going to let oil prices keep tumbling, the strategy is showing signs of working.US drillers are idling rigs at a record pace, ...

more...


 






Google

Internatinal Property Show

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help