Gambia withdraws from the International Criminal Court


The Gambian Government announced on Tuesday that it is withdrawing or terminating its subscription from the International Criminal Court(ICC), accusing the world crime prosecution body of ignoring the “war crimes” of Western nations.

Gambia also accuses the ICC of targeting to prosecute only poor African leaders but failing to do against the Western super-powers of serious war crimes.

Gambia President Yahya Jammeh has called on the ICC to investigate African migrant deaths on the Mediterranean, comes just days after South Africa said it was quitting The Hague-based tribunal.

“This action is warranted by the fact that the ICC, despite being called the International Criminal Court, is in fact an International Caucasian Court for the persecution and humiliation of people of colour, especially Africans,” Information Minister Sheriff Bojang said.

The ICC was not immediately available for comment.


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