AU fast-tracks creation of African court
SEE ALSO :Kenyan teacher scoops top AU awardA source at the Foreign Affairs ministry, who could not be quoted as he is not allowed to divulge such information to media, Wednesday told The Standard that Kenya was particularly keen on pushing for the signing of the Malabo Protocol, adopted in Malabo Equatorial Guinea on June 27, last year. "Kenya and Uganda have particularly been on the fore front for the signing of this protocol and at the legislative levels, we have passed two crucial motions at both the National Assembly and Senate for the withdrawal from the Rome Statute. We will be among key nations pushing for the signing of the protocol," said the highly placed source. According to the draft copy on the protocol, which will be a guiding document in the debate on the process, the signing and ratification of the protocol is expected to open the window for many nations to pull out of the Rome Statute. Proponents of the Malabo Protocol argue in the document the African court will have an expanded list of crimes from the four that are under the jurisdiction of ICC.
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