Buhari’s nominee loses ICC job, scores below 5% of total votes

A chief judge of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Ishaq Bello, lost the election bid as a judge at the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC, headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands, prosecutes international crimes, crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide, and aggression by nationals of the 123-member countries. Mr Bello was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s... Continue Reading →

Statement of the Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, on the conclusion of the preliminary examination of the situation in Nigeria

Today, I announce the conclusion of the preliminary examination of the situation in Nigeria. As I stated last year at the annual Assembly of States Parties, before I end my term as Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or the "Court"), I intend to reach determinations on all files that have been under preliminary examination under... Continue Reading →

International Criminal Court accused of ‘gross complacency’ after decades of violence in Nigeria

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been accused of "gross complacency or worse" towards Nigeria, where an Islamist insurgency has left thousands of Christians and other Nigerians dead. The ICC has spent the last 10 years investigating claims of war crimes in Nigeria by Islamist faction Boko Haram as well as Nigeria's own security forces,... Continue Reading →

End SARS protests: Femi Falana dragged to ICC

A frontline human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has been dragged to the International Criminal Court, ICC. Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, was dragged to ICC by an organisation, Make Nigeria Better Initiative, MNBI, for allegedly instigating the #EndSARS that led to the deaths of many Nigerians. The complaint dated 4th November, 2020, was... Continue Reading →

End SARS: ICC begins probe of shootings, crimes in Nigeria

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has commenced an inquiry into the End SARS protests in Nigeria. On Wednesday, BBC reported that the court confirmed that it is conducting a preliminary examination. The office of the ICC prosecutor said it had received information on alleged crimes. The probe will, “assess whether the legal criteria for opening... Continue Reading →

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