ICC responds to letter over Malawi post-election violence

The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) has formally  responded to some Malawi rights activists who are demanding the induction of some opposition and rights defenders on post-election violence.

The letter, signed by the court’s second vice president Judge Cuno Tarfusser says Malawi ratified the Rome statute on September 19, 2009, saying the ICC therefore may exercise its jurisdiction over crimes listed in the Rome Statute committed on the territory of Malawi or by its nationals from December 1, 2009 onwards.

However, the current 2nd VP of the ICC is Marc Perrin de Brichambaut. The signatory of this letter, Cuno Tarfusser, was 2nd VP from 2012 to 2015.

“As a signatory to the bilateral immunity agreement (BIA), Malawi can surrender persons to the International Criminal Court for prosecution when required,” says the ICC letter.

The letter says that Article 79 of the Rome Statute established the Trust Fund to support victims who suffered harm as a result of crimes against humanity.

Judge Tarfusser assures the activists that their matter shall be dealt with by the ICC on return of the court from recess from August 12, 2019.  

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M malawi
M malawi
2 years ago

DPP Play with fire, Nation will smoke them soon

COPS
COPS
2 years ago

Ooooooh another bottle of Tippex has been opened!

che nnungu
2 years ago

Dzitsilu dza DPP dzasokonekela

TOSH
2 years ago

HE THINKS THOUGH HE SHOW US THAT STUPID RESPONSE WE GET MOVED NO WAY MWAUPONDSA

Citizen
Citizen
2 years ago

…. and it just so happens that the so-called response is fake! My Malawi. The Second Vice-President is actually Judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut of France

Opinionist
Opinionist
2 years ago

Come on folks, there are serious crimes committed against humanity in other countries, talk of Xenophobia in SA, civil unrest in Sudan – what has ICC done? Don’t forget Kenya and Zimbabwe – what has ICC done? Whoever thought reporting to ICC as a brilliant idea is a jerk. What’s so special with Malawi that you think would make ICC act so swiftly? What civil unrest do we have in Malawi at the moment? Are you referring to these well scheduled demonstrations? Come on, these are like Njira ya mtanda as some people have put it. You better wait for… Read more »

Erik Wills
Erik Wills
2 years ago
Reply to  Opinionist

You’re totally wrong

critical thinker
critical thinker
2 years ago
Reply to  Erik Wills

explain, how?

Chirima
Chirima
2 years ago
Reply to  Opinionist

THERE IS NO CRIME BIGGER OR SMALLER!!!!

PHIRI
PHIRI
2 years ago

This is fake letter, Tipexed

Chinthu Chawaka Chimulirenji
Chinthu Chawaka Chimulirenji
2 years ago

Nyasatimes be serious at times. Do your your research with sober mind please. Cant u see that the letter is just fake and has been written by the DPP Cadets? This is pure propaganda by the ruling DPP. .

STOP SPREADING FAKE NEWS FOR GODs sake!!!

Noxy
2 years ago

The music has started and I foresaw Mtambo and his fellows being prosecuted for taking the law in their own hands thinking their views are a representation of everybody.I think it’s time we must have a rest from post election violences from these self proclaimed human rights custodians.

Bima
Bima
2 years ago

This is hypocrisy. Why didn’t they report about the people who were shot dead by the dpp regime on july 20. And ICC never said anything?

Chirima
Chirima
2 years ago
Reply to  Bima

WHY YOU DIDNT REPORT YOURSELF

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