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International Criminal Court Fears Exodus of African States

The International Criminal Court in The Hague has been rocked by a series of withdrawals by African countries that were original signatories to the Rome Statute that established the court. This week, Russia also pulled its signature from the ICC treaty, and the Philippines could follow. Three African states — Burundi, South Africa and Gambia — signaled their intention to quit the court this year, claiming it disproportionately targets African leaders. "There's a real...

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