International Criminal Court Current Affairs - 2020

INTERPOL issues Red Notice against Nirav Modi wife

On august 25, 2020, the Interpol issued red notice against Ami Modi, the wife of Nirav Modi. She is the prime suspect in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case. A red notice acts an international arrest warrant. Highlights The red notice was issued in connection with money laundering case that was registered Read More…

Malaysia joins the International Criminal Court

Malaysia has ratified the Rome Statute making it the 124th State party to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Even though Malaysia had helped to negotiate the Rome Statute, it has been long been reluctant to ratify it. Ratification after 20 years is seen as a welcome move. Why Malaysia has acceded to the Rome Statute after 20 Read More…

Philippines withdraws from International Criminal Court

Philippines has announced to withdraw from International Criminal Court (ICC) citing reason of international bias and held that ICC was being utilised as a political tool against it. It will make Philippines only second country to withdraw from the Rome statute, following Burundi in 2017. South Africa attempted to leave in 2016, but its withdrawal Read More…

Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court

Russia has officially withdrawn from International Criminal Court (ICC) after President Vladimir Putin signed an executive order in this regard. The executive order mentioned that Russia is pulling out of the 2002 Rome Statute, which establishes the ICC’s status and powers. However, Russia had never ratified the statue meaning it was never member subject to Read More…

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to become first sitting President to appear at ICC

Kenyan President Kenyatta has confirmed his appearance at The Hague, Netherlands on October 8 to respond to multiple charges against him at the ICC (International Criminal Court). Resignation In an unprecedented move, Kenyatta has invoked a hitherto unused article of the Constitution to resign temporarily, with the Deputy President, William Ruto, taking his place as Read More…