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After struggling for months to reach a consensus on who should be the next chief prosecutor, International Criminal Court members on Friday resorted to a vote by secret ballot. After two rounds of voting, British lawyer Karim Khan was declared the winner. He will replace Fatou Bensouda, whose nine-year term ends June 15.

Khan has served in multiple international courts, including the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, established after the Balkans conflict and the Rwandan genocide. More recently, Khan led a United Nations criminal probe into suspected war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide by the Islamic State militant group in Iraq.…  Seguir leyendo »