Slobodan Milosevic

Only Africans have been tried at the court for the worst crimes on Earth

Only Africans have been tried at the court for the worst crimes on Earth

Since the inception of the International Criminal Court more than a decade ago, only Africans have been brought to trial.

That fact has led to frequent accusations of bias by the first permanent tribunal set up to prosecute the worst atrocities on earth — war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity.

Last week, South Africa and Burundi announced that they were leaving the ICC, raising concern among human rights defenders about a potential exodus from the embattled court.

Burundi’s decision was widely viewed as an attempt by the country’s leaders to avoid scrutiny of more than a year of

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