Cape Town – Rwandan President Paul Kagame has accused
the International Criminal Court of dispensing "selective" justice,
in the latest blast of criticism from Africa against the court, a report says.
According to Africa review, Kagame said the world was
divided into categories which saw some people having the power to use
international justice to judge others.
He said it was not plausible to have an international
justice system that dispensed justice selectively or politically.
Kagame's remarks come at a time when the African Union has
clearly stated it will not allow a sitting head of state to be prosecuted by an
international tribunal – in a clear reference to the trial that is about to
begin at the ICC against Kenya's leader Uhuru Kenyatta, who is accused of
crimes against humanity.
Some African leaders accuse the ICC of disproportionately
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is said to have openly
advised Kenyatta not to attend his trial set to begin on 12 November. The
veteran leader said Kenyatta could not reduce himself by appearing before ICC
when no Western leader had been subjected to such treatment.
The international court has indicted only Africans so far.