British human rights layer named next Hague Court prosecutor

Karim Khan, a British human rights lawyer of Pakistan descent, secured 72 of the 123 votes at the UN General Assembly for the post of International Criminal Court chief prosecutor. He takes over in June from the controversial Fatouh Bensouda. It will be up to him to decide whether to go ahead with her decision to prosecute Israel for war crimes against the Palestinians. Israel appears to have preferred Khan to some of the other candidates and certainly, the incumbent.

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