Malawi yet to make decision on ICC – Chaponda

Malawi is yet to make a decision on whether to terminate its relationship with Hague based International Criminal Court or not, Minister of Foreign Affairs and international Cooperation George Chaponda has said.

Chaponda:  No decision yet on ICC

Chaponda: No decision yet on ICC

Chaponda said  the government wants to make wide consultations on the matter before making its stance known.

“We have even to consult parliament if need be on this matter,” said the minister who was briefing journalists on his African Union trip which he recently undertook for meetings.

The ICC has come under intense fire from some African leaders who accuse the international court of targeting African than other leaders, an accusation outrightly dismissed by the court officials.

Chaponda said countries like South Africa have already made its stance on the matter but Malawi has chosen to take more time in order to make comprehensive consultations.

Malawi made international headlines in 2013 when its then leader Joyce Banda refused to allow the Sudanese president Omar al Bashir to come in the country to attend an African Union meeting in Lilongwe.

This angered some African presidents who forced the meeting to be rescheduled to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.

Chaponda however has not given a framework as to when the government will finish the consultations.

Liberian former president Charles Taylor is currently serving a sentence with the ICC after he was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity for the war in Sierra Leone.

Ivory Coast former leader Laurent Bagbo is answering similar charges in the court. Malawi is a signatory to the court which means its rules and laws are abinding in the country

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Chatsalira
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Chatsalira
7 months 12 days ago

ICC e African Leaders to start behaving madly and being inhumane to their people.
One African countries leave ICC, they will become fearless and will start tormenting the people.

As citizens of African countries we are better off being in ICC.

ICC reduces impunity of African leaders.

Logic
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7 months 12 days ago

Malawian wants to stay in the inc. Who are you consulting? Your idol mgabe? It ended very bad with bingu because he was ill advised by the same. Malawi is an orphan country therefore any decision that we make should have the support from the international community especially the west. Or we will be digging our own grave.

Mwini Madzi Chule
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Mwini Madzi Chule
7 months 13 days ago

Malawi better remain a member to the ICC, it will help us in future just as the Access To Information Law, its of great help to the Malawian people

Man Malawi
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Man Malawi
7 months 13 days ago

Which leaders have wrongly been targeted in Africa????

James Tsamwa
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James Tsamwa
7 months 13 days ago

What has Africa done with murderers like Bashiya, Taylor and others? People like Taylor and others would still be walking freely on our streets had it not been for the ICC. For me, I would rather have the ICC do more than they currently do, i.e late dictator bingu should have been picked up for murdering those innocent 20 and others, otherwise these thick african leaders will start/continue murdering with impunity.

Kadakwiza
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Kadakwiza
7 months 13 days ago

The problem is not African leaders, but the problem is innocent Africans who die because of selfish leaders in our continent. Malawi must stay put in the Hague. Look in our country there is too much nepotism. Such can start conflicts next time. We need ICC.

KUKHALA
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KUKHALA
7 months 13 days ago

DPP IS AVOID ICC TO CREATE ROOM FOR DPP TO BE FEARLESS TO KILL MALAWIANS IN THE DPP CAMP

therere
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therere
7 months 13 days ago

we should have our court in Africa rather than wasting time with these whites, George Bush was not arrested after mascerring people

Isaac
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Isaac
7 months 13 days ago

i think country like malawi is not need to use this court ‘ICC’ Its a stupid amakondela azungu anthu amenewa

Parallel Market
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Parallel Market
7 months 13 days ago

To hell with homosexuality too!!!

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