The former Chief Prosecutor for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Hassan Jallow is pleading with the Jammeh Administration to rescind its decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.
Jallow, who was the country’s former Attorney General and a Supreme Court, said he was dismayed and disappointed at the decision of The Gambia’s government.
“The ICC is today an important court of last resort for victims of international crimes worldwide. African states and The Gambia, in particular, have very strongly supported the court and should continue to do so,” Hassan B. Jallow.
The Gambia this week accused the ICC of persecuting Africans and refusing to indict at least 30 European nations for migrant deaths in the Mediterranean.
Fatou B. Bensouda, the ICC’s current chief prosecutor was President Yahya Jammeh’s attorney general and justice minister and now faced with the task of saving the court. Mr. Jallow has advised that dialogue is initiated between the country’s pulling out and the court.
Burundi has officially notified the UN Secretary General of their withdrawal.