Since its creation in 2001, the International Criminal Court has only brought charges against Africans. Why is that and how are people responding?
According to Jakartaglobe, ‘It is clear that the ICC has disproportionately prosecuted those from the African continent; one could wonder why formal investigations have not been opened in Afghanistan or Colombia, but the deep involvement of the US in both countries suggest a possible limitation of ICC investigation’
In another report by BBC, ‘Burundi has become the first country to withdraw its membership from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
It accused the ICC of deliberately targeting Africans for prosecution.
The government of Burundi is accused of committing crimes against humanity, including execution and torture. The UN Commission of Inquiry is urging the ICC to open a prosecution soon.