African Union (AU) moves to pull out of International Criminal Court (ICC)


The African Union has agreed to draw up a “road map” which will lead to its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), at the end of its two-day summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

The new AU chairman, Chad’s President Idriss Derby, said the ICC was targeting African leaders.

The AU was waiting for the ICC to address its concerns, he added.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who put forward the proposal, said that he and his deputy William Ruto has been subjected to “cases built with weak investigations and pursued with politicised zeal” by the ICC.

The ICC says it pursues justice impartially for Africans affected by conflict.


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