The International Criminal Court @ a Glance Can Jammeh be Tried?


The revelations coming out of the Truth, Recompilation and Reparations (TRRC) is enough to drag the former President Yahya Jammeh to the International Criminal Court (ICC). During the twenty- two years regime of Yahya Jammeh who is termed the worst dictator of recent times for the rampant killing and most of which killings were very gruesome.
Many of the people who carried out such missions are mainly soldiers paid by tax payer’s money. These men were before the TRRC and all confessed to their horrible crimes against humanity.
What is the ICC? TE International Criminal Court (“the ICC” or “the Court”) is a permanent international court established to investigate , prosecute and try individuals accused of committing the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole, namely the crime of genocide, crime against humanity, war crimes and the crimes of aggression.
Jammeh may not be wanted for crimes of genocide, or war crimes but certainly he is committed enough crime against humanity to face the ICC. Te number of killings ordered by Jammeh is just too much.
Why was the ICC established? Some of the most heinous crimes committed during the conflicts which marked the twentieth century. Unfortunately, many of these violations of international law have remained unpunished. The Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals were established in the wake of the Second World War. In 1948, when the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crime of Genocide was adopted, the United Nations General Assembly recognised the need for a permanent international Court to deal with the kinds of atrocities, which has just being perpetrated.
The idea of a system of international criminal justice re-emerged after the end of Cold War. However, while were underway at the United Nations, the world was witnessing the commission of heinous crimes in the territory of former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. In respond to these, United Nations Security Council established an ad hoc tribunal for each of these situations.
These events undoubtedly had a most significant impact on the decision to convene the conference which established the ICC in Rome in the summer of 1998.
Who can be prosecuted before the ICC? The ICC can prosecute individuals, and not groups or States. Any individual who is alleged to have committed crimes within the jurisdiction of the ICC. In fact , the Office of the Prosecutors prosecutorial policy is the focus on those who, having regard to the evidence gathered, bear the greatest responsibility for the crimes, and does not take into account any official position that may be held by the alleged perpetrators.
The former President of the Gambia in the name of Yahya Jammeh is culpable to face the ICC, since he is one of those who bear the greatest responsibilities of crimes committed against humanity during THE 22 YWARS OF MIS RUL BY HIM.
With the few points on the ICC the Daily News is convince beyond doubts that he Jammeh will face the ICC; as there are enough evidence credible ones for that mattrr that Jammeh has committed crimes against humanity.


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