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Kenyan Counsel Njenga Mwangi on ICC Chief Prosecutor Bensouda

Posted by African Press International on January 17, 2014

Kenyan Counsel Njenga Mwangi on ICC Chief Prosecutor Bensouda

Counsel Njenga Mwangi says the Kenyan cases at the ICC in the Hague will eventually colapse due to failure by the prosecution to do proper investigation.

 

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Passing of former ICC Judge Karl T. Hudson-Phillips

Posted by African Press International on January 17, 2014

Press Release : 17/01/2014

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It is with great sadness that the International Criminal Court (ICC) learnt of the passing of Karl T. Hudson-Phillips (Trinidad and Tobago), one of the first judges of the ICC, on 15 January 2014. The Court presents its deepest condolences to his family and friends in this time of sorrow.

“Judge Hudson-Phillips made important contributions to establishing the judicial foundations of the Court. He chaired the first meetings of judges before the election of the Presidency and was influential in drafting the Regulations of the Court as well as the Code of Judicial Ethics. His passing is a great loss to us all and his contribution will be cherished for a long time to come”, said ICC President Judge Sang-Hyun Song.

National of Trinidad and Tobago, Judge Hudson-Phillips was elected by the States Parties to the Rome Statute from the Latin American and Caribbean Group of States (GRULAC) in February 2003 and served until September 2007. Judge Hudson-Phillips had extensive private practice experience in his home country and throughout the Commonwealth Caribbean. He also served as Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago. In 2010, he was named Chair of the Human Rights Council fact-finding mission to investigate the Gaza flotilla events of 31 May 2010.


For further information, please contact Fadi El Abdallah, Spokesperson and Head of Public Affairs Unit, International Criminal Court, by telephone at: +31 (0)70 515-9152 or +31 (0)6 46448938 or by e-mail at: fadi.el-abdallah@icc-cpi.int.

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Ireland / Zambia / New Ambassador presents Credentials

Posted by African Press International on January 17, 2014

DUBLIN, Ireland, January 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – His Excellency, the Ambassador of the Republic of Zambia presented its Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin yesterday.

H.E. Mr. Paul William Lumbi, Ambassador of the Republic of Zambia, was accompanied by his wife, Hilda, and by Mr. Amos Chanda, First Secretary at the Embassy.

The following were also present: Mr. Loughlin Quinn, Deputy Secretary-General to the President; Mr. Barrie Robinson, Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Ms. Orla O’Hanrahan, Chief of Protocol, Mr. Joe Brennan and Ms. Marion O’Donnell, Protocol, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The Ambassadors were accompanied to and from Áras an Uachtaráin by an Escort of Honour consisting of a motorcycle detachment drawn from the 2nd Cavalry Squadron, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin, under the command of Lieutenant Richard Piggot.

A Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by the 7th Infantry Battalion, Cathal Brugha Barracks, under the command of Lieutenant John Gaffney.

Captain Fergal Carroll conducted the Army No. 1 Band.

 

SOURCE

Ireland – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Canada Marks Conclusion of Constitutional Referendum in Egypt

Posted by African Press International on January 17, 2014

OTTAWA, Canada, January 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“The conclusion of voting in Egypt’s constitutional referendum marks an important step in that country’s road map forward.

“Canada supports the continued implementation of the transition road map, which includes upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.

“It is our hope that the interim government strives to meet its ambitious timetable, while ensuring adherence to the fundamentals of democratic values.

“We continue to stand with the Egyptian people at this juncture, as they work to build a stable, inclusive, prosperous and democratic Egypt—one based on respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, including freedom of religion and expression, and the rule of law.”

SOURCE

Canada – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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