Burundi parliament votes overwhelmingly to leave International Criminal Court



Burundi's parliament voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, a move no other country has taken despite complaints from Africa that the court disproportionately targets the continent.
Only two lawmakers voted in favour of staying under the jurisdiction of the Dutch-based ICC, while 94 voted against and 14 abstained.
Pro-government lawmaker Gabriel Ntisezerana said the court was "a political tool used by powers to remove whoever they want from power on the African continent".
In April, the ICC opened a preliminary investigation into... read more

 
12 October 2016 in World News, Views: 43
Source: Reuters
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