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The ICC Lacks Legitimacy

Posted December 14th, 2016 at 8:17 am (UTC-4)
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The International Criminal Court (ICC) has, in many ways, had a strong year. Two new preliminary investigations have been opened, in Burundi and the Gabonese Republic, while eight situations remain under on-going examination…Unfortunately, this year has also brought serious challenges to the Court.

President of Gabon: The Paris Agreement Is Just the Start of Africa’s Climate Quest

Posted April 22nd, 2016 at 12:49 pm (UTC-4)
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As we look to the future, we cannot improve our living standards while simultaneously degrading the natural environment around us. If we do, we will certainly face a similar climate migration, sparking a humanitarian crisis. Africa is going to have to walk a tightrope if we are to achieve sustainable growth.