Oct 09

2014

Liberal International expresses support for the ICC Communication

On 9 October 2014, Liberal International, the world federation of liberal and progressive democratic political parties, has expressed its full support for the Communication filed at the International Criminal Court by Global Diligence LLP partner Richard J Rogers. The President of Liberal International, Dr Juli Minoves, called on the ICC to investigate the allegations made in the filing.

‘A case cut out for the ICC’, says LI President on alleged crimes against humanity in Cambodia

Thursday 9 October 2014 12:10

LI President, Dr Juli Minoves, has echoed the call made for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate mass human rights violations alleged to have been committed by the Cambodian government and constituting ‘crimes against humanity’ under the Court’s founding Rome Statute.

The LI President, who was personally involved in the drafting and is one of the signatories of the ICC Rome Statute, said on the Cambodia ICC Communication: “The allegations that are being levelled in the Communication describe a campaign of terror inflicted on local populations whose political leaders were charged to protect”.

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As an international institution dedicated to ending impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious criminal acts, the ICC must investigate these allegations of crimes against humanity. Twenty years after the Rwanda genocide, the Court has the responsibility to examine crimes that employ systematic use of force” the LI President added.

Dr Minoves expressed high hope that the ICC will organise a hearing, stressing that “this is a case cut out for the ICC; the whole bureau of LI at our last meeting in London decided to support this quest for truth and justice

Since its founding in 1947, Liberal International has brought global political leaders together to foster and apply a commitment to universal human rights and the rule of law. “People everywhere in the world, who suffer from government oppression, need to be reassured that no one is above the law and that international institutions like the ICC exist in order to protect them from harm”, the LI President concluded.