HRW Commentary on AU Decision on ICC
1st February, 2017
The African Union made headlines Tuesday for purportedly agreeing to mass withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. The reality is more complex.
The Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 5th of September, 2013 cleared Nigeria of misconduct for not arresting President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan during his recent visit to Nigeria.
Recently, the relationship between the ICC and some African government has faced renewed challenges as the ICC’s case against Kenya’s Vice-president, for crimes committed during Kenya’s post-election violence in 2007-2008 have progressed. This has led to the scheduling of the AU extraordinary summit and questions over whether some African ICC states may be considering withdrawal from the Rome Statute.
NCICC CONDEMNS KENYAN PARLIAMENT’S DECISION TO WITHDRAW FROM ICC
9th September, 2013
Nigeria Coalition for the International Criminal Court (NCICC) condemns the decision of the Kenyan Parliament for Kenya to withdraw as a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The trial of Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto and broadcaster Joshua Sang is to open tomorrow, 10 September, at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Both are accused of planning and organizing crimes against humanity during post-election violence in 2007-08 in Kenya.