Burundi becomes first country to leave International Criminal Court

Posted on:28 Oct 2017 11:50:15
Burundi becomes first country to leave International Criminal Court
28 October 2017 Current Affairs: African country Burundi has withdrawn from International Criminal Court (ICC) with effect has thus become the first nation.

International Criminal Court is an international tribunal (located in Hague, Netherlands) having authority to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.

In recent years, governments of three African countries, South Africa, Gambia and Burundi expressed their intent to leave ICC citing the reason that it focuses too much on African nations.

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