What African Leaders Say About The International Criminal Court
- Thursday, 04 February 2016
- By AFK Insider/Dana Sanchez
Is the International Criminal Court biased against Africa?
Africa feels targeted by the ICC, rightly or wrongly,” said Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama, in a DW interview. “It’s like only African leaders have been arraigned before the ICC.”
That’s right, said Gambian ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. “All of our cases right now are in Africa,” but that’s not the whole picture, she said.
Louise Mushikiwabo, foreign minister of Rwanda, said it’s clear that the ICC is “a court created for Africans and it is used mostly by Europe to manipulate African politics.”
At the recently concluded African Union Summit, members resolved to consider a mass withdrawal of their countries from the International Criminal Court, according to a report in VenturesAfrica.