Russia has announced it will “unsign” the statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which its Foreign Ministry says has “failed to meet the expectations to become a truly independent, authoritative international tribunal”. Its decision comes after three African countries began the process of leaving; the Philippines’ president, Rodrigo Duterte, signalled that his country could be next.
This all suggests a significant shift in global politics. Just as Britain has voted to leave the EU and the US has chosen the exuberantly anti-internationalist Donald Trump to be president, countries the world over are rushing to reclaim sovereignty and reject supranational scrutiny. …read more
Source: The Conversation