The Prosecutor, Palestine, and Dominic Ongwen
The Promise Institute invited Richard Dicker to share his remarkable ICC behind-the-scenes insights with us, fortuitously at a remarkable time in the Court’s history.
- Next ICC Prosecutor: Hugely consequential choice will be made (contrary to prior practice and all expectations) by secret ballot from the 123 ICC member States
- Israel & Palestine: The judges of Pre-Trial Chamber I approved the Prosecutor’s request to open an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by both sides
- Dominic Ongwen: Trial Chamber IX handed down a guilty verdict for Ongwen, formerly a commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Ongwen surrendered himself in the Central African Republic to armed forces searching for the LRA leader and ICC suspect, Joseph Kony
- What does this all portend for the Court?