Gambia will remain in the ICC – President Barrow confirms

Banjul – The Gambia will not leave the International Criminal Court (ICC), President Adama Barrow has told a top European Union (EU) representative visiting the West African Country.

Neven Mimica, the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development is in the country as part of efforts to streamline relations with The Gambia.

He tweeted about Barrow’s position to remain in the ICC contrary to the decision by former President Yahya Jammeh to leave. Jammeh’s government at the time described the ICC as an ‘International Caucasian Court’ that targeted only Africans.

The Jammeh government started the ICC withdrawal process last year but it takes a year to completely exit according to the Rome Statute. Other African countries that have started withdrawal processes include Burundi and South Africa.

Source: Angola Press News Agency