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Nigeria President urges universal accession to the Rome Statute on 20th Anniversary of ICC

The President of Nigeria urged all states that have not yet done so to accede to the Rome Statute so that it can become a universal treaty.

Speaking at the International Criminal Court’s 20 Anniversary commemorations, Preisdent Buhari said "I urge all States that have not yet done so to, as a matter of deliberate State policy, accede to the Rome Statute of the ICC so that it can become a universal treaty."

President of the Court, Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, said at the event:

 "Let us ensure that allegations of the most serious crimes are met with a robust, fair and impartial judicial response – at the international level as a last resort, where national systems prove unable to give victims their day in court. Let us make sure that we do not let down those who worked so hard to make the Statute of an International Criminal Court a reality.”

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