The ICC’s year in numbers (2014 that is)

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Six key numbers to remember about cases at the International Criminal Court’s cases and situations in 2014.

1. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta became the first sitting president to appear before the Court when he attended a status conference on cooperation between the Kenyan government and ICC prosecutors.

8. Judges summoned eight reluctant witnesses to testify in the trial of Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto and broadcaster Joshua Sang.

12. Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment after being convicted of crimes against humanity and war crimes.

2. Two cases were sent to trial—former DRC militia leader Bosco Ntaganda and former Côte d’Ivoire president Laurent Gbagbo.

5. Five individuals involved in the case against former DRC vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba—a defense witness, two of Bemba’s defense team, a Congolese MP and Bemba himself—are suspected of presenting false or forged evidence and bribing witnesses in the trial.

9. Following a preliminary examination, the ICC prosecutor opened a second investigation in the Central African Republic with respect to crimes allegedly committed since 2012, bringing the total number of active ICC investigations to nine.

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A version of this post appeared in our 2014 Global Justice Monitor.

Have your say – what do you think were the most important developments at the ICC in 2014?

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