ICC prosecutor voices concern over situation in Central African Republic Daniel Mullen at 7:30 AM ET
[JURIST] Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official websites], released a statement [text] on Wednesday expressing her concern over the deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Bensouda called upon the international community to assist the CAR government in enhancing security and protecting civilians. Bensouda also reiterated the commitment of her office to prosecuting war crimes. Bensouda relied upon findings from the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) in determining that the crimes currently being committed in CAR, including attacks against civilians, murder, rape and recruitment of child soldiers, fall within the ICC prosecutor's jurisdiction.
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