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Burundi is now leaving the ICC to have free hands to annihilate the “cockroaches” From Brexit to African ICC Exit: A Dangerous Trend Burundi, South Africa, and the Gambia are not violating international law merely by announcing their withdrawal from the Rome Statute that created the International Criminal Court. In accordance with Article 127 of […]

African Bias charges advanced by dictators

Accusing the International Criminal Court (ICC) of “African Bias” is a handy cover-up for detractors. Several African countries have accused the ICC of bias. What do these countries have in common? All of them are attempting to cover up human rights abuses and other crimes. Luis Ocampo discusses the peril of this argument and who […]

Facing the Genocide in Burundi

The chaos is coming. Genocide in Burundi and a new African war are in motion. The Gambia has announced its withdrawal from the international criminal court, accusing the tribunal of the “persecution and humiliation of people of colour, especially Africans”. The announcement late on Tuesday came after similar decisions this month by South Africa and […]

Gambian and Burundian president seek to leave ICC

Burundian president wants free hands to attack civilians. Gambia became the third African nation — following Burundi and South Africa — to bail out of the International Criminal Court (or more properly, out of the treaty that binds it to the court). In a statement on state television, Gambian Information Minister Sheriff Bojang said the […]

South Africa ICC Withdrawal

South Africa Surprise UN Leadership by Announcing its Withdrawal from the International Criminal Court South Africa has formally begun the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC), notifying the UN of its decision. The government concluded that membership of the ICC created a conflict with its role as a regional peace broker. Luis […]

Several African nations are now Luis Moreno Ocampo discusses African nations leaving the ICC

Luis Moreno Ocampo discusses African nations leaving the International Criminal Court (ICC) I am not worried about the future of the International Criminal Court (ICC) after the Burundi and South Africa withdrawal. What I am worried about is the genocide in Burundi and the imminent risk of a new African war in the Great Lakes […]

Withdrawal from the ICC was instigated by Bashir

After South Africa’s withdrawal from the ICC, how does it stay relevant? South Africa, whose justice minister announced last Friday that the government had launched the year-long process of withdrawal, is the first country to say it is leaving the ICC. But Burundi’s parliament voted last week to get out and a number of other […]

Kony 2012

Kony 2012, produced by Invisible Children (authors of Invisible Children) The film was released on March 5, 2012. The film’s purpose was to promote the charity’s “Stop Kony” movement to make Ugandan cult and militia leader, indicted war criminal and the International Criminal Court fugitive Joseph Kony globally known in order to have him arrested […]

Angelina Jolie in The Court

Luis Moreno Ocampo, Angelina Jolie, and Ben Ferencz, former prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials, travel to the trial of the Congolese general, Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. Synopsis (cited from publisher) Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the first prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, has a mandate to investigate war crimes throughout the world. He and his […]

Simone Gbagbo

Simone Gbagbo allegedly bears individual criminal responsibility, as indirect co-perpetrator, for four counts of crimes against humanity: • a) murder, b) rape and other sexual violence, c) persecution and d) other inhuman acts, allegedly committed in the context of post-electoral violence in the territory of Côte d’Ivoire between 16 December 2010 and 12 April 2011

Gaddafi

Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi Mr Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi is allegedly criminally responsible as indirect co-perpetrator for two counts of crimes against humanity: • Murder, within the meaning of article 7(1)(a) of the Statute; and • Persecution, within the meaning of article 7(1)(h) of the Statute Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi (Muammar Gaddafi) Commander of the Armed […]

William Samoei Ruto

William Samoei Ruto Mr Ruto is accused of being criminally responsible as an indirect co-perpetrator pursuant to article 25(3)(a) of the Rome Statute for the crimes against humanity of: • murder (article 7(l)(a)); • deportation or forcible transfer of population (article 7(l)(d)); and • persecution (article 7(l)(h)). Joshua Arap Sang Mr Sang is accused of […]

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta

Mr Kenyatta was accused of the crimes against humanity of: • murder (article 7(l)(a)); • deportation or forcible transfer (article 7(l)(d)); • rape (article 7(l)(g)); • persecution (articles 7(l)(h)); and • other inhumane acts (article 7(l)(k)). On 5 December 2014, the Prosecutor filed a notice to withdraw charges against Mr. Kenyatta. On 13 March 2015, […]

Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain

Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain (Banda) is allegedly criminally responsible as co-perpetrator for three war crimes under article 25(3)(a) of the Rome Statute: • violence to life, whether committed or attempted, within the meaning of article 8(2)(c)(i) of the Statute; • intentionally directing attacks against personnel, installations, material, units or vehicles involved in a peacekeeping mission […]

Bahar Idriss Abu Garda

Pre-Trial Chamber I is of the opinion that there are reasonable grounds to believe that Mr Abu Garda is criminally responsible as a co-perpetrator or as an indirect co-perpetrator for three war crimes under article 25(3)(a) of the Rome Statute: • violence to life in the form of murder, whether committed or attempted, within the […]