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Разрушаването на културно наследство: военно престъпление по Римския статут
The Destruction of Cultural Heritage: a War Crime under the Rome Statute

(case of the Prosecutor v. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi of the International Criminal Court)

Author(s): Gergana Gozanska
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, International Law, Court case
Published by: Институт за държавата и правото - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Case of “The Prosecutor v. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi”; International Criminal Court; destruction of cultural heritage as a war crime
Summary/Abstract: The report focuses on the verdict of the case of “Тhe Prosecutor v. Al Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi” from 27 September 2016 by the International Criminal Court. This is the first verdict of this court, with which the destruction of the cultural heritage is qualified as a war crime. The report initial part contains an overview of the facts and circumstances of the case and topical notes regarding the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. Attention is focused on the motives and conclusion of the legal proceeding panel upon ruling on the case, whereby Al Mahdi was sentenced to nine years of imprisonment for the destruction of nine mausoleums and a mosque in Timbuktu, Mali in the period 30 June 2012 – 11 July 2012.

  • Page Range: 395-411
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Bulgarian