Burundi in the aftermath of the opening of an ICC investigation

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16th session of the Assembly of States Parties
Friday, 8 December 2017
Conference Room 6, United Nations Headquarters

On October 27, 2017, Burundi became the first state to withdraw from the Rome Statute (SR) of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Two days before the withdrawal, ICC judges had authorized - under seal - the opening of an investigation into alleged crimes committed in the country between 2015 and 2017.

What happened in Burundi, a member of the Court since 2004?
What is the future of justice for the country?
What is civil society doing in support of justice?
What can the international community do?

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