Lobby opposes bid to protect heads of state from ICC
18 November 2013, 18:01
Nairobi - A lobby group that consists of several African organizations has urged the Assembly of State Parties to rebuff a move to exempt heads of state from prosecution at the International Criminal Court, reports the Nation.
The International Commision of Jurists Kenyan chapter is among 14 organisations that is hoping the resolution by the African Union pushing for an amendment to the ICC treaty that would protect national leaders from prosecution at the court is not agreed upon.
The lobby argues that if the proposal by the AU is accepted, then there will be no justice for the millions of people who have been affected by ill judged decisions from rogue heads of state in the past and in future.
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