Justice for Rohingya: ICC Prosecutor Requests Ruling on Jurisdiction to Open Investigation

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Friday, April 13, 2018
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
4
Abstract: 

On April 9, 2018, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court), Fatou Bensouda, filed her request with the President of the Pre-Trial Chamber (PTC), Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua, seeking  a ruling on a question of jurisdiction: whether the Court may exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh.