African leaders should cooperate with ICC – Emile Short

Former Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) boss, Justice Emile Francis Short has urged African leaders to co-operate with the International Criminal Court to end impunity.

To him, their reluctance in collaborating with the court shows a sign of inefficiency.

Speaking at the 20th anniversary of ICC, organised by Africa Centre for International Law and Accountability (ACILA) and Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), he said African leaders are unwilling to be responsible for crimes they commit.

He emphasised on the need for African countries to support ICC, stressing that supporting it would end the culture of impunity in most African states.

Citing Gambia as an example, he said, “Gambia recently changed its decision to withdraw from ICC after a new regime.

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