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Only Africans have been tried at the court for the worst crimes on Earth

Since the inception of the International Criminal Court more than a decade ago, only Africans have been brought to trial. That fact has led to frequent accusations of bias by the first permanent tribunal set up to prosecute the worst atrocities on earth — war crimes, genocide and crimes against...

Sudanese rebel leader slams South Africa’s withdrawal from war crimes court

The South African government’s decision to leave the International Criminal Court is “shameful” and effectively supports the genocide against people in Sudan, according to Abdul Wahid al-Nur of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA). In a wide-ranging...Show More Summary

ICC asks South Africa, Burundi to reconsider withdrawal

The International Criminal Court on Saturday asked South Africa and Burundi to reconsider their decisions to withdraw from the troubled institution that was set up to try the world's worst crimes. "Although withdrawing from a treatyShow More Summary

Does the ICC target African states?

South Africa plans to quit the International Criminal Court which is accused of bias against African countries.

African press review 22 October 2016

South Africa's decision to leave the International Criminal Court dominates front pages across the continent this morning. The opposition Democratic Alliance has described the move, validated by the cabinet but without a parliamentary debate or vote, as unconstitutional, irrational and procedurally flawed.

By Leaving the ICC, South Africa Has Abandoned Nelson Mandela’s Principles

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

On Thursday, with no public announcement or consultation, South Africa informed the United Nations (U.N.) that it was withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC), becoming the second nation in just a matter of days to do so. Show More Summary

South Africa Announces Withdrawal From International Criminal Court

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The announcement comes days after Burundi became the first country to withdraw from the war crimes court. The nations accuse the ICC of targeting African countries and calling for regime change.

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3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: There's been another death in the U.S. linked to Takata airbags; South Africa wants to leave the International Criminal Court; and church bells toll worldwide for Aleppo.

Africa in the dock at the International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court -- dealt a blow Friday with South Africa's decision to withdraw from the tribunal -- has launched nine investigations in eight African countries since its establishment in 2002. A 10th was opened in Georgia, the only country outside Africa. Show More Summary

WTF Friday, 10/21/2016

This week’s standout “WTF” was South Africa’s sudden withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. My thoughts, coauthored with Stephanie Schwartz: Is this the end of the International Criminal Court? Here’s the blurb:

Is this the end of the International Criminal Court?

Last week, Burundi’s parliament voted to leave the International Criminal Court. It seemed clear that an official withdrawal, which requires sending formal notice to the U.N. secretary general, was imminent. For many commentators, the...Show More Summary

South Africa ICC pullout sends chilling message, analysts

South Africa is quitting the International Criminal Court (ICC), dealing a major blow to the troubled institution set up to try the world's worst crimes. Does the move, following Burundi's decision earlier this week, undermine the court's credibility?

South Africa to Pull Out of ICC, Potentially Sparking African Exodus

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

South Africa is to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, potentially sparking a mass exodus of African states from the ICC. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, the country’s foreign minister, sent a document Wednesday to the United Nations. Show More Summary

S. Africa 'to pull out' of International Criminal Court

South Africa will withdraw from the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC), media reports in Johannesburg said Friday, sparking rapid criticism from rights bodies. A document confirming the withdrawal plan, signed by International...Show More Summary

South Africa formally applies to quit ICC: Media

Request to withdraw from International Criminal Court comes amid growing concerns that it tries mostly African leaders.

South Africa to withdraw from war crimes court: document

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - South Africa is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday, a move which would take effect one year after it is formally received by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Burundi opposition urges sanctions over war crimes court withdrawal

Sanctions should be imposed on Burundi’s government following a decision to remove the country from the International Criminal Court, according to an opposition group. The decision will make it difficult for the ICC to proceed with a preliminary investigation into alleged crimes committed since April 2015, says an international criminal justice expert.

After Burundi, Which Other African States Could Abandon the ICC?

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza took another step towards becoming a global outlier on Tuesday. The controversial leader signed a decree to quit the International Criminal Court (ICC), following a parliamentary vote to that effect earlier in October. Show More Summary

Burundi leader signs decree to quit the International Criminal Court

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza signed a decree on Tuesday for the country to quit the International Criminal Court, after parliament voted overwhelmingly last week to withdraw.

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