WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES - Apr 20 2011 19:13
The International Criminal Court (ICC) employs a "double-standard" by "exclusively" targeting African leaders, a top African Union official said on Wednesday.
"We've been complaining ... about the double standard," AU commission president Jean Ping said, referring to the court in The Hague, which prosecutes individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
"The African Union is committed to fighting impunity, it's in our charter," Ping told reporters during a trip to Washington.
But when it comes to prosecuting suspects for war crimes, human rights violations and other atrocities at the ICC, the "people who are targeted there, all of them, are exclusively Africans," he said.Full Article...