the hague - The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague decided Thursday to investigate in the Middle African country of Burundi. These are crimes committed between April 2015 and October 26 this year.
On October 27, the small and ethnic torn country has withdrawn from the treaty on which the ICC is based. Burundi, like other African countries, has accused the ICC of focusing on African suspects.
The court has emphasized in the press release that the investigation will relate to a period of Burundi officially joined the ICC.
The ICC started work in 2002 to prosecute the most serious crimes in places where it is neglected for any reason. The court can generally work in or with countries that are affiliated.