ICC continues to work to strengthen rule of law says its president

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Sang-Hyun Song

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has continued its work to strengthen the rule of law and promote peace, security and human rights everywhere.

That's what the President of the ICC, Judge Sang-Hyun Song, said on Thursday during the presentation of its annual report to the UN General Assembly.

He gave a snapshot of the court's work in the past year.

"The Prosecutor has opened an eighth investigation, in Mali. The Court has issued its first judgment of acquittal, which is now on appeal. Two arrest warrants were unsealed and one suspect surrendered to the Court. Three trials are continuing and another is .set to start soon. Several important decisions have been issued, breaking new legal ground in the Court’s jurisprudence." (27")

The ICC President added that "several important decisions have been issued, breaking new legal ground in the Court’s jurisprudence.

He thanked the United Nations for what he described as its "steadfast support" of the Court.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

Duration: 1’04″

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