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Is the ICC biased against African countries?

March 12, 2016

Former prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo and Professor Mahmood Mamdani debate whether the ICC has an African obsession.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) was set up to prosecute war criminals and human rights violators, who proponents argue would otherwise go free.

In recent months, however, African countries have threatened to pull out, citing what they consider a bias against the continent.

Critics point to the fact that of the nine countries the ICC has opened inquiries into, eight are in Africa.

So, is the ICC obsessed with targeting only African countries? And, just how effective is the court?

In the Arena, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the first chief prosecutor of the ICC, debates with Mahmood Mamdani, a professor at Uganda’s Makerere University and one of the strongest critics of the court.

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