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ICC ‘Deeply Concerned’ about Syria Yet Can’t Act, Bensouda Says

December 12, 2011

Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Fatou Bensouda of Gambia, the next chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, said that while she was “deeply concerned” about the situation in Syria the court cannot act without a referral from the United Nations Security Council.

“We are deeply concerned about what is going on in Syria,” Bensouda told reporters in New York. “But not being a party to the Rome statute prevents the ICC’s intervention unless there were to be a United Nations Security Council referral.”

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Flavia Krause-Jackson at fjackson@bloomberg.net


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