This week, President Obama is hosting in Washington the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. This occasion is to be welcomed for many reasons, not the least of which is the opportunity it provides for African leaders to voice their concerns about the International Criminal Court (ICC), and their wish to establish an African Court of Justice.
Believing the ICC would be a genuine universal court, many African states joined it. Twelve years later, along with many international observers, however, Africa’s conclusion is that the International Criminal Court is unfit for its purpose. Africa has come to realize that it was sold a false bill of goods.… Seguir leyendo »