Burundi starts formal ICC withdrawal

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When it comes to plans to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) the focus today has been on South Africa.

But, in fact, it is the second African country to announce that it is pulling out of the Rome Treaty that established the ICC.

Earlier this week, Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza signed into law his country’s plan to leave the court.

The BBC’s Prime Ndikumagenge in the capital, Bujumbura, says that like South Africa, Burundi has also sent a formal note to the UN signalling the start of the withdrawal process.

It takes a year for that process to take effect.

 

Source: BBC