YEMEN Press Agency

ICC is actively investigating war crimes in Gaza: Karim Khan

THE HAGUE, Feb. 08 (YPA) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor, Karim Khan, has confirmed active investigations into war crimes committed in Gaza.

“We are trying to collect evidence, and we will act when the evidence reaches the appropriate level, and this is something that the judges of the ICC will decide,” Khan said, expressing his deep concern about the images coming from there.

He pointed out, “Every person should be deeply concerned about the images coming from Gaza… Every person with a heart should be deeply concerned about the rule of law.”

Khan explained that the investigations conducted by his office are not limited to the Palestinian territories but rather include all conflict areas in the world, “whether it concerns the Rohingya, Gaza, Ukraine, or Sudan.”

Karim Khan, a prominent British lawyer, assumed the duties of Prosecutor of the ICC in February 2012 after taking an oath in which he pledged to act “honourably, honestly, impartially, and in accordance with the dictates of conscience.”

Khan’s term as Prosecutor General of the Court continues is for nine years, and he is the third Prosecutor General in the history of the Court, which was established 18 years ago.