British lawyer Karim Khan, who specializes in international criminal law and human rights law on February 12, was elected Prosecutors new of International Criminal Court (ICC), for Ms. Fatou Bensouda.
Lawyer Khan, 50, once directed a United Nations investigation into atrocities committed by terrorist organizations Islamic State The self-proclaimed (IS), which won against three other candidates in the second round of voting at the United Nations headquarters in New York City (USA) with the support of 72 countries, is higher than Required level is 62 countries.
[ICC cho phép mở cuộc điều tra về tội ác chiến tranh ở Afghanistan]
With this victory, Mr. Khan’s 9-year term will start on June 16.
The ICC is a standing court, established on July 1, 2002, consisting of 123 members, based in the city of The Hague (Netherlands), specializing in the trial of war crimes, crimes against humanity. , genocide and aggression.