Burundi to Leave International Criminal Court, Official says

10/7/2016

BUJUMBURA, Burundi — Burundi will withdraw from the International Criminal Court, months after the court said it will investigate violence sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s re-election, an official said. No country has ever withdrawn from the court, which pursues cases of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Burundi’s government has presented a draft law in parliament to debate how it can withdraw, First Vice President Gaston Sindimwo said Thursday. He accused the court of violating the rights of Africans.
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