The International Criminal Court

This week The Beacon is investigating the International Criminal Court. The ICC claims to be the world’s first permanent international criminal court 'participating in a global fight to end impunity.' However in recent months the withdrawal of some African Nations, including South Africa, have led some to question the global agenda of the ICC and instead to suggest that it disproportionately targets the leaders of smaller and weaker states, the majority of which are to be found in Africa. To learn more about the ICC and the veracity of such accusations Rupert Sparling spoke to Dr. Fadi El Abdallah, currently the Spokesperson and Head of the Public Affairs Unit at the International Criminal Court, Muthoni Wanyeki,  an human rights activist and the current Regional Director of Amnesty International in East Africa, and finally Dr Christine Schwobel-Patel, Senior Lecturer in International Law at Liverpool University