Fatou Bensouda is the Deputy Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. She has been involved in the prosecution of all trials that are ongoing at the court, including that of former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, which started last November. Prosecutors at the ICC charge that Mr. Bemba’s troops raped, pillaged, and murdered civilians in the Central African Republic during the 2002-2003 conflict and that Mr. Bemba as their commander-in-chief failed to restrain or sanction them. Last month, Ms. Bensouda spoke to www.bembatrial.org about the prosecution’s case against Mr. Bemba and why the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) is satisfied with the way this trial is progressing.
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