African leaders will hold summit over Kenya plan
ReutersADDIS ABABA--African leaders will meet in the Ethiopian capital on Oct. 13 to take a common stance on whether to join Kenya's planned pull-out from the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the prosecution of its leaders, officials said on Thursday.
September 20, 2013, 12:21 am TWN
So far there does not seem to be much support for it, but heads of state from the 54-member African Union (AU) may still discuss the possibility of a pullout by the 34 African signatories to the Rome Statute that created the tribunal.
“The Kenyans have been crisscrossing Africa in search of support for their cause, even before their parliament voted to withdraw from the ICC,” an AU official told Reuters. “An extraordinary summit will now take place to discuss the issue. A complete walk-out of signatories (to the Rome Statute) is certainly a possibility, but other requests maybe made.”