Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Knew or Should Have Known

Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo
The International Criminal Court just found former Congolese rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo guilty of war crimes committed by rebels under his control.

The written judgment has not yet been released. It is expected to be both a restatement and advancement of the theory of command responsibility, a doctrine which has had very few recent developments.

From the BBC:

Welcoming the verdict, ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said: "While the reality of the crimes is appalling, the significance of this decision is to be celebrated."

"What this decision affirms is that commanders are responsible for the acts of the forces under their control."

1 comment:

  1. Update: the judgment is here: https://www.icc-cpi.int/EN_Menus/icc/situations%20and%20cases/situations/situation%20icc%200105/related%20cases/icc%200105%200108/court%20records/chambers/trial%20chamber%20iii/pages/3343.aspx


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