ICC good for Africa
Posted Friday, October 4 2013 at 01:00
Africans should not be deceived! The International Criminal Court is there to bring criminals to book regardless of whether they are past, current or future leaders. The first former president to be tried by the ICC was not an African. It was Slobodan Milosevic of Yugoslavia. This talk of why don’t they try George Bush, Tony Blair, etc, is diversionary. Has anyone presented convicting evidence to the ICC to enable it indict Bush or Blair?
The African Union does not have the capacity or political will to try or even indict any criminal. They hide behind non-interference in internal affairs. In actual fact, they are just protecting African leaders from accountability and or prosecution.
Unacceptable mistreatment took place (and continues) in Dafur. What has the AU done about it? Instead they are criticising the international community for bringing these atrocities to light, and are very busy protecting “their brother” from prosecution. Many African leaders are guilty of aiding and abetting criminals.
I bet if Idi Amin was still alive some would protect him too!
AU claims that African leaders should be tried by African courts. Sudan’s Omar Al-Bashir was indicted in 2009. Has AU set up a court to try him?
Who is fooling who?