2016: Taking stock

As the present year draws to an end, we feel bound to fulfill the usual ritual of taking stock of the main events of the past 12 months. 2016 is filled, no doubt, would meaningful events, some expected at one point or another, like Fidel Castro’s death. Some unexpected and for many people scary, like […]

African solutions to global problems? South Africa’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court

During last October of 2016, Burundi became the first country of the 124 members of the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC) to announce its withdrawal from the treaty. Shortly after, Gambia and South Africa followed suit. The latter has stated that the obligations set forth in the Rome Statute regarding the arrest […]