African leaders grant themselves immunity from war crimes

Ah, how cute…. leaders leading… and shit.

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African leaders have granted themselves and their allies immunity from prosecution for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide at the Union’s Court, as they voted in support of the amendment at the African Union Summit.

Incumbent leaders and senior government officials suspected of committing genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity will not be charged or tried by the Union’s Court of Justice and Human Rights, created by the 54-nation African Union (AU) six years ago.

The vote took place on Friday in Equatorial Guinea, but news of the outcome of the summit appeared only this week, according to Amnesty International. It has been reported that journalists were expelled from last week’s voting.

Among a number of legal instruments agreed at the meeting was the “Protocol on Amendments to the Protocol on the Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights.”

The document, objected to by forty-two…

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