Africa

Is Africa on trial?

  • 27 March 2012
  • From the section Africa
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Victim of LRA in Uganda (file photo)
Image caption The Lord's Resistance Army has killed, mutilated and raped thousands in several African countries

The International Criminal Court (ICC) was set up to try those responsible for the most serious crimes in the world - such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

So far, all 24 people facing charges - and the only person convicted - are from Africa, leading to accusations of bias. The African Union has said members countries should stop cooperating with the Court.

Is Africa being unfairly targeted, or is this just where the worst atrocities have been committed since 2002, when the Court came into being?

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