Press Conference: ICC criminal complaint against WHO Director-General

1 december 2020 17:00 — 18:00
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Datum: 1 december 2020 17:00 — 18:00 Persconferentie

ICC complaint to be filed against Tedros Adhanom. 

WHO diplomatic immunity no shield for international crimes as Ethiopian foreign minister.

A criminal complaint will be filed with the International Criminal Court prosecutor against WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at 5 p.m. GMT+1.

  • The complaint charges Dr. Tedros with individual and Superior/Command responsibility under the Rome Statute for genocide and crimes against humanity committed when Dr. Tedros was Ethiopian foreign minister and a member of the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) Executive Committee 2012 to 2016. 
  • Ethiopia expert, author and prominent Tedros critic David Steinman will file the complaint. 

  • Mr. Steinman will read a statement and take questions at a virtual press conference hosted by the Hague Nieuwspoort on Tues., Dec. 1, 2020 at 5 p.m. GMT +1. 

Contact William Bach, Media Office,


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