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ICC to hold first hearing on Congo

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court [official website] announced Tuesday that it will hold a hearing to discuss what action the Prosecutor's Office will be taking in light of its investigation of the abuses committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The DRC government referred the case [ICC press release] to the Office of the Prosecutor for investigation. Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo [official profile] decided that the case had sufficient merit to warrant a full ICC investigation in June of 2004, making it the first investigation undertaken by the ICC. Read the ICC order [official PDF text] for the status conference. Read the ICC press release [official text] on the upcoming hearing. AFP has more.

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