:The Imperial ICC Targets Burundi 
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The International Criminal Court has announced that it will investigate alleged crimes against humanity by Burundian officials. KPFA's Ann Garrison reports.  KPFA Reporter Ann Garrison, international criminal defense attorney John Philpot 
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Last week, less than two weeks after Burundi's withdrawal from the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the court announced that it is investigating allegations that Burundian officials committed crimes against humanity during the country's past three years of civil unrest.

The Rome Statute that created the court defines crimes against humanity:

Crimes against humanity are defined as any of the following acts when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any
civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:
Murder
Extermination
Enslavement
Deportation or forcible transfer of population
Imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty in violation of fundamental rules of international law
Torture
Rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, enforced sterilization, or any other form of sexual violence of comparable gravity
Persecution against any identifiable group or collectivity on political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, or other grounds that are universally
recognized as impermissible under international law
Enforced disappearance of persons
The crime of apartheid
Other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering,
or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health.  
KPFA Saturday Evening News
KPFA Reporter Ann Garrison
John Philpot, international criminal defense attorney based in Toronto 
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Governance / Law | Human Rights | Courts | Africa | Burundi  
 
 
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