Tanzania will not pull out of the International Criminal Court (ICC) even as it raised concerns on a number of issues — such as the ‘perceived persecution’ of Africans.
“We are members of the Rome Statute that established the ICC and much as we have registered our concerns in regard to what is perceived as segregation against Africans, we will not pull out,” Minister of Foreign Affairs, East Africa, Regional and International Cooperation, Dr Augustine Mahiga.
Courtesy of The Daily News
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The minister’s statement comes ahead of a meeting of African Union representatives from the Ministerial Committee of Ministers of Foreign Affairs with the United Nations Security Council in March to discuss concerns about the continent’s relations with the ICC. Some members have proposed the creation of a roadmap that could lead to withdrawal of state parties on the continent from the Rome Statute.
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