ICC: Gambia & South Africa also to withdraw from ICC?

Following up on Burundi’s decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute, two other African governments publicly announced that they would also withdraw from the International Criminal Court, thereby sparking torrent of reactions from around the world.

On 26 October 2016, Gambia announced its withdrawal from the ICC, accusing the Hague-based tribunal of “persecution and humiliation of people of colour, especially Africans”.

On 21 October 2016, South Africa also announced its withdrawal from the ICC.

More information can be found via this link: AlJazeera – Gambia withdraws from International Criminal Court NYT – South Africa to Withdraw From International Criminal Court  Opinio Juris – The Re-branding of the International Criminal Court (and Why African States Are Not Falling For It)

See our previous post: Burundi to leave ICC/Rome Statute?