President Song calls for States cooperation:ICC President, Judge Sang-Hyun Song, Thursday declared before the UN that the Court needed the cooperation and support of States to meet its objectives. Citing the example of arrest warrants against Joseph Kony and three others that remain pending since 2005, the president urged the States to cooperate in bringing such persons to justice without delay.
Gbagbo defence renews his release application: The defence for Laurent Gbagbo Tuesday renewed its application for his release from pretrial custody, arguing he was too sick and poor to escape justice. The ex-Ivorian President lawyer insisted that Gbagbo had no money and because of ill health he could not abscond.
Rwanda announces search of more genocide-suspects: Rwanda Wednesday announced that more than 50,000 people suspected of having participated in the 1994 genocide are still at large in various African and European countries. According to the Rwandan Prosecutor General’s office, the Rwandan judicial authorities have only issued arrest warrants for 146 of these suspects and were working on the case files of the others.
Presentation of Bemba’s defence case continues: On Monday, there will be continuation of presentation of defence evidence for Jean Piere-Bemba, who is charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes.