The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon wants those who commit serious crimes against humanity not to go free.
Moon wants all UN members to ratify the Rome Statute and commit themselves to the fight against impunity using both local mechanisms and international law.
In a speech yesterday at the start of the ICC Assembly of States meeting at the Hague, Ban Ki Moon said that those who commit serious crimes against humanity should not be allowed to go free.
Moon also said the UN fully supports the Rome Statute and the International Criminal Court.
At the same meeting, the President of the ICC Assembly of States Parties, Tiina Intelmann, told a press conference that she was not worried by threats by African states to pull out out of the International Criminal Court, saying the ICC still enjoys support and cited Ivory Coast which recently ratified the Rome Statute.
â€œThe majority of the countries support the court as a deterrent. Many of the cases that are before the court were referred by the countries themselves,â€ she said.