ICC team in Bangui to launch criminal investigation
A team of seven liaison officers and investigators from the
office of the International Criminal Court's prosecutor is currently on a
week-long visit to the Central African Republic.
The ICC is considering opening a permanent mission in Bangui to investigate crimes allegedly committed in the past two years in the war-torn country, including large-scale murder, rape and conscription of child soldiers.
Pascal Turlan, the prosecutor's judicial cooperation advisor, told RFI's Thomas Hubert that his team had begun to collect documentary evidence and was assessing the security situation before it can start interviewing witnesses.