28 October 2017

Burundi, First Nation to Leave International Criminal Court

Burundi, First Nation to Leave International Criminal Court


Burundi became the first nation ever to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC), set up 15 years ago to prosecute those behind the world’s worst atrocities.

Burundi is the only one of three African nations to go ahead with its withdrawal after making moves last year to leave amid accusations that the court focuses too much on the continent.

Important Takeaways from Above News for IBPS PO Mains Exam-
  • The ICC was established in 2002. 
  • It is based in the Hague, the Netherlands.
  • Bujumbura is the capital of Burundi and Burundian franc is its currency.
Source- The Indian Express

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