Gambia has notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), which will take effect on November 10, 2017, U.N. spokesperson Farhan Haq said on Monday, making it the third country to quit The Hague-based tribunal.
In October, Gambia's Information Minister Sheriff Bojang described the ICC as "an International Caucasian Court for the persecution and humiliation of people of colour, especially Africans." The tiny West African nation said in late October it planned to pull out of the ICC.
South Africa and Burundi both notified the United Nations in October of their withdrawal from the court, which will take effect in one year.
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