Tag: International Criminal Court

Moreno Ocampo writes to Fatou Bensouda over files leak

| October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Moreno Ocampo writes to Fatou Bensouda over files leak

Former International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has denied allegations that he assisted warlords escape prosecution. In a letter addressed to his successor, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, Mr Ocampo on Wednesday said he also supports the court’s internal inquiry into the allegations to establish the truth. The court’s Internal Oversight Mechanism is investigating an alleged […]

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South Africa revokes decision to leave ICC

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
South Africa revokes decision to leave ICC

South Africa has formally revoked its controversial decision to leave the International Criminal Court following last month’s High Court ruling that such a move would be unconstitutional. Notice of Pretoria’s decision to end the withdrawal process was posted on the UN’s treaty website this week, although it does not necessarily spell the end of its […]

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Gambia announces withdrawal from International Criminal Court

| October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Gambia announces withdrawal from International Criminal Court

The government of Gambia said on Tuesday it was withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, accusing the world body of ignoring the “war crimes” of Western nations and seeking only to prosecute Africans. The decision by the tiny West African nation, whose president, Yahya Jammeh, has called on the court to investigate African migrant deaths […]

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Burundi lawmakers vote to withdraw from International Criminal Court

| October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Burundi lawmakers vote to withdraw from International Criminal Court

Burundi’s lower house of Parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). This is after the UN began an enquiry into human rights abuses in the turbulent nation. The draft law was passed with 94 votes in favour, two against and 14 abstentions. It will next go to the Senate […]

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ICC urged to reform or risk losing Africa

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
ICC urged to reform or risk losing Africa

The International Criminal Court faced calls to change its approach in Africa or face losing some of its largest members as Kenya and South Africa joined forces at its general assembly to lobby for more freedom to interpret the court’s rules. Both countries have been rebuked by the court, with Kenya accused of allowing intimidation […]

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