06 December 2023 - NPWJ News Digest on International Criminal Justice


Peru: Investigations against president and security forces must not put justice for victims at risk
Amnesty International, 06 Dec 2023

On 27 November, Peru’s Attorney General Patricia Benavides presented a constitutional complaint against President Dina Boluarte and several cabinet ministers, a few hours after prosecutors accused the very same Attorney General of directing a criminal network of corruption. The Attorney General’s constitutional complaint is part of the first stage of a process before Peru’s Congress that would seek to strip the president and ministers of immunity in order to face criminal charges.


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Mongolian judge elected as ICC judge
AKIpress, 06 Dec 2023

Judge of the Supreme Court of Mongolia Erdenebalsuren Damdin was elected as an ICC Judge (2024-2033), receiving 81 votes from 114 States Parties in the 1st round of elections.

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Eurojust update to EU’s Justice and Home Affairs Council
Eurojust, 05 Dec 2023

On 4 December, Mr Ladislav Hamran (President of Eurojust) informed the EU’s Justice and Home Affairs Council on the latest developments at Eurojust on working towards accountability for Russian war crimes in Ukraine.


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Qatar calls for international probe into ‘Israeli crimes’ in Gaza
Al Jazeera, 03 Dec 2023

Qatar’s prime minister has said his country is calling for an “immediate, comprehensive and impartial international investigation” into what he called Israeli crimes in Gaza.


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After visiting Israel and Ramallah, the ICC prosecutor says he will intensify investigations
AP News, 03 Dec 2023

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court rounded off a historic first visit to Israel and Ramallah by posting video and written messages on Sunday, saying that a probe by the court into possible crimes by Hamas militants and Israeli forces “is a priority for my office.”


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