The International Criminal Court had a bad year. South Africa, Burundi and Gambia all took steps to leave the treaty that makes them part of the court. Some fear that the international body that brings justice to leaders who commit war crimes is under significant threat. On this week’s podcast we speak to Kate Cronin-Furman, a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
International Criminal Court (ICC)
South Africa announced on Thursday it is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC). It came days after Burundi’s president signed a bill to also leave the court. Years of threats to leave and attempts to organize the African Union behind a mass departure finally led two countries to take action.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has decided to “give particular consideration” to crimes involving environmental destruction, land grabbing and illegal exploitation…