Africa's challenge to the ICC

The scrutiny of the three African withdrawals from the ICC should not be reduced to accusations of seeking impunity.

by Solomon Dersso

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Sudan's FM: 'ICC is a court built to indict Africans'

Ibrahim Ghandour discusses Darfur, the allegations of ongoing government violence and Bashir's indictment by the ICC.


ICC debate: Africa vs 'Infamous Caucasian Court'?

International Criminal Court defiant after African states take aim at the world's only permanent war crimes tribunal.

The Gambia

Gambia withdraws from International Criminal Court

African nation says ICC persecuting "people of colour" but ex-prosecutor says continent's leaders covering up crimes.


South Africa to quit International Criminal Court

Government to submit a bill to exit the ICC, amid growing concerns that Hague-based court tries mostly African leaders.


Burundi moves to quit the International Criminal Court

Lower house of parliament passes draft law to exit ICC after UN launches probe into alleged human rights abuses.

Middle East

Will Israel be put on trial for war crimes?

An expected visit by ICC delegation could increase the risk of Israeli officials being tried for war crimes.

Human Rights

ICC to investigate Burundi political violence

UN estimate says at least 430 people killed in the past year after President Nkurinziza launched election campaign.


Is the ICC biased against African countries?

Former prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo and Professor Mahmood Mamdani debate whether the ICC has an African obsession.


Marshall Islands takes world nuclear powers to ICJ

Islanders, who blame nuclear tests before 1958 for health damage, accuse the nations of breaching legal duty to disarm.


ICC hearing to decide on 'destroyer' of Timbuktu sites

Malian member of al-Qaeda-linked group Ansar al-Dine is accused of being involved in destroying historic Timbuktu sites.

Arts & Culture

Mali rebel on war crimes trial for destroying monuments

In the first case of its kind, Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi is tried at the ICC over destruction of Timbuktu mosque and tombs.

War & Conflict

Congolese warlord Bosco 'Terminator' Ntaganda on trial

Former rebel leader pleads not guilty as he faces 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity at ICC trial.

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Fatou Bensouda: S Africa 'had to arrest Omar al-Bashir'

The ICC chief prosecutor discusses Sudan's president escaping justice in South Africa and alleged war crimes in Gaza.


S Africa to review ICC membership after Bashir crisis

Cabinet minister announces review 10 days after Pretoria allowed Sudanese president to fly home, despite arrest warrant.