Judge of the International Criminal Court considers the support of the GEAP: promote the adhesion to the Rome Statute
During the session of the Peace Integration Summit CUMIPAZ -2016, Antoine Kesia Mbe-Mindua, judge of the International Criminal Court (ICC) considers the support of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) to promote among the States that are still not a part of the Rome Statute, to adhere to it, in order to achieve more ratifications for the Charter to be genuinely universal.
“There are powerful nations, such as the United States, Russia and People's Republic of China, that do not form part of the Rome Statue, and curiously, they have the power to decide on referrals and deferrals; they can even decide on States that are not part of the Rome Statute,” he stated.
Mindua commented that the situation is clearly unacceptable for many States, and that for that reason universality is necessary.
“I believe that the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace can help us”, he declared; and explained that through this support, the goal is to avoid that the States do not form part of the Rome Statute, but are member of the United Nations Security Council, can make decisions regarding the ICC.
The judge, from the Republic of Congo, participated in the Justice and Democracy Session of CUMIPAZ 2016, where he developed the topic “Article 16 of the Rome Statute, its impact on the independence and autonomy of the International Criminal Court.”