International Criminal Court Allows Re-prosecution and Re-trial of Katanga in Congo

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Michael Plachta

On April 7, 2016, the Presidency of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the case of The Prosecutor v Germain Katanga, delivered its Decision pursuant to article 108(1) of the Rome Statute (the “Decision”). The Court approved the prosecution of Mr. Germain Katanga by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”) at the request of the DRC authorities. The key factor in the Presidency's Decision was that the allegations against Mr. Katanga in the domestic proceedings in the DRC are not the same for which he was tried before the ICC.