African countries have started ditching the ICC

Burundi officially divested itself of the International Criminal Court earlier this week, raising fears that other nations might follow suit. Well, sure enough, today this happened: South Africa became on Friday the second African country to announce that it planned to leave the International Criminal Court, a decision that campaigners for international justice say could… Continue reading African countries have started ditching the ICC

Sudan’s Bashir free to commit more war crimes

For a short while over the weekend it looked like we might all be witness to the rarest of things, an actual case of justice being done. Omar al-Bashir, who’s been “president” of Sudan since 1989 (after 26 years, it’s probably safe to call him a dictator, yes?), was legally detained while attending the African… Continue reading Sudan’s Bashir free to commit more war crimes