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Haul all land grabbers, polluters & resource thieves to The Hague
Author: Cameron Duodu, Pambazuka News , Published on: 22 September 2016
... ICC does not enjoy much support in enlightened circles in Africa ... [T]the ICC's prosecutors have ... opened investigations into 10 situations: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Central African Republic, Sudan, Kenya, Libya, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali and Georgia ... The trial processes are at various stages ... The perception of racial discrimination that the ICC has attracted to itself has in fact led to some African countries advocating disengagement of the continent from the ICC treaty ... [T]he ICC has now taken a step that could redeem it from its past flawed image and endear it to progressive people not only in Africa but in all developing countries ... The ICC announcement should sound like music in the ears of the Ghana social activists known as OccupyGhana. They have announced plans to take legal action against the Government of Ghana for its inability and/or unwillingness to eliminate the galamsey (artisanal gold mining) menace in Ghana that has already destroyed many of our biggest water bodies, such as the Birem, Ankobra, Prah, Offin, Densu and many smaller rivers like Supong...