International Criminal Court Opens Preliminary Probe in Nigeria

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Ten years ago the treaty that created the International Criminal Court came into force, creating the world’s first permanent war crimes tribunal.

But as the anniversary is marked Sunday, allegations of state-sponsored atrocities in Syria are piling up and the court stands powerless to intervene, while the first person it indicted, Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, is still at large and his brutal militia, the Lord’s Resistance Army, continues its reign of terror.

The court’s founding treaty, the Rome Statute, came into force July 1, 2002. It says the Hague-based tribunal is “determined to put an end to impunity for the perpetrators” of atrocities.

The Court has opened preliminary probes in Afghanistan, Colombia, Georgia, Honduras, Nigeria, Guinea and alleged attacks by North Korean forces on South Koreans.

Who are the Court hunting in Nigeria?

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