International Criminal Court – Verdict delivered in the case of Jean-Pierre Bemba (March 21, 2016)
Decisions regarding sentencing and compensation for victims will be issued later.
This is the first decision by the ICC establishing the criminal responsibility of military commanders for crimes committed by their troops in a third country.
France reaffirms its commitment to the fight against impunity everywhere and its support for the International Criminal Court. It underscores the importance for states to cooperate with the ICC.