ICC may open war crime investigations in Nigeria next year

The International Criminal Court (ICC) may open investigations into alleged rights abuses in the decade-long Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, Netsanet Belay, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director, has said.

“An ICC investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the conflict in northeast Nigeria is now inevitable,” said Belay.

According to AI, the move by ICC to investigate alleged rights abuses committed by both the Nigerian military and Boko Haram terrorists was activated by the prosecutor’s further confirmation “that the Nigerian government is not taking steps to deliver justice” to offenders.

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is an officer of the International Criminal Court whose duties…

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