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

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Author: 

Michael Plachta

Date Published: 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Volume: 

32

Issue: 

4

Subject Areas: 

Administration of Justice
Charged with Crimes
Comparative and International Law
Court Conviction
Crimes against Humanity
Criminal Procedure/Proceedings
Cross-Border Communication
Human Rights
Human Trafficking
International Courts
International Criminal Court
International Criminal and Comparative Law
Jurisdiction
Legal Ethics

Geographic Identifier: 

Congo

Abstract: 

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.