Citizens reject move for Zambia to leave ICC

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One of the densely populated markets in Lusaka

Zambians have rejected a decision for the country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The government conducted a consultative nationwide tour to consult citizens on whether to leave or stay in the ICC as mandated by the Africa Union.

The majority population representing a percentage of 91.43% submitted that Zambia should remain member of the ICC.

Only a handful number of about 8.57% submitted that Zambia should withdraw from the ICC.

Hundred and twelve Civil Society Organizations submitted whilst 3, 379 were individual submissions.

The International Criminal Court is an intergovernmental organization and international tribunal that sits in The Hague in the Netherlands.

The ICC has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.

The ICC is intended to complement existing national judicial systems and it may therefore only exercise its jurisdiction when certain conditions are met, such as when national courts are unwilling or unable to prosecute criminals or when the United Nations Security Council.

The recommendations will now be taken to cabinet before President Lungu informs AU of the country’s position on the matter.

Some African countries are campaigning that they pull out of ICC saying the organisation is just targeting at prosecuting African leaders.

6 Responses to Citizens reject move for Zambia to leave ICC

  1. Ba PF knew that the ICC issue would not favour them to pull out with the mood in the country currently but theirs was just to pocket the two million kwacha. Shame ma corrupt criminals. ICC will one day parade you to answer for your stupid criminal acts against citizens ba shit.

    katie
    May 19, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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    • Why Lungu is afraid of leaving the ICC. Those who believe in his quietness and humbleness are now starting to see some evil person in that. He will be the first president to go to ICC. He must be careful in excuting his duties , five years is too long, he is expecting to be. praised, those days of praising leaders are gone, people only see ill promises so more criticism. At the end of five years two percent of the population will remain with him.

      JM
      May 23, 2017 at 9:05 am
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  2. how authentic is this “survey”?

    Undrink the water
    May 19, 2017 at 11:23 pm
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  3. Good because HH will be taken there for the atrocities he and his cadres committed during elections , they burned peoples properties and harassed the innocent people just because they were not UPND.

    nshilimbemba
    May 20, 2017 at 7:59 am
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  4. “good bcoz HH will be taken there” nosense is it not mr chapona who embarked on this move, running away from what visionless pf are doing. wait, time in essense.

    Sylvester Kambowa
    May 20, 2017 at 3:06 pm
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  5. You keep making fun of HH even when you know deep down your hearts that the man is victim. Don’t you fear God? That ECL you blindly support is also God’s creation. The bible in Mathew 18:7 says, “woe to the world for things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come. But woe to the people who cause such things to come”.
    Ecl left to himself would probably be better than with you.

    Leadership is a serious matter
    May 21, 2017 at 6:36 am
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