International Criminal Court 1

The International Criminal Court 1 in The Hague, Netherlands will today hold a hearing in the case of the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo. He was found guilty, on 21 March 2016, of two counts of crimes against humanity (murder and rape) and three counts of war crimes (murder, rape, and pillaging). The crimes were committed in Central African Republic ('CAR') from on or about 26 October 2002 to 15 March 2003 ('2002-2003 CAR Operation') by a contingent of Mouvement de Liberation du Congo ('MLC') troops. Mr Bemba was a person effectively acting as a military commander with effective authority and control over the forces that committed the crimes. He was sentenced, on 21 June 2016, to 18 years of imprisonment.