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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Three Other African Countries to Quit ICC

Khartoum- Secretary of External affairs at the Sudanese Bar Association, member of the national committee for human rights, Tariq Abdulfatah Mohamed has affirmed that

what is happening to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Africa is a destructive tsunami and may finish it up.
He has also disclosed a decision taken by Namibia calling for a popular referendum for leaving the ICC. He noted that the two governments of Kenya and Uganda have demanded the parliament to issue a decision of withdrawing from ICC in the aftermath of the withdrawal of Burundi, South Africa and Gambia whose withdrawal means a lot in the international and African system of human rights as it is the seat place of the Africa Commission of Human Rights and peoples and it is the country of the ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.
He told Sudan Vision Daily that some reports indicate that the European are surprised by what is happening in the African continent and in some other African countries while the diplomacy of the court has moved in many directions to contain what is happening.
He outlined that some experts think that the Sudanese government should seize this historic opportunity and work in three axes through intensifying bilateral and regional contacts in the country for more withdrawals and the immediate accreditation of the African court of human rights and people’s protocol.
He called for leading an African-European dialogue via the African Union to look into the transformation in the international criminal justice. This dialogue will lead to will to further European-Sudanese proximity, according to some experts.