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November 27, 2013 9:02 AM

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Currently, panel discussions are ongoing in a private session at The Hague focusing on resolutions on proposed changes to the Rome Statute as made by various parties last week.

The panel of representatives from the African Union (AU), civil society, legal experts and the International Criminal Court (ICC) is looking at the proposals to establish a legal structure for them.

Kenya, through AU, is pushing for sitting heads of state to be accorded immunity from ICC prosecutions as the UK pushes to have cases against President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy William Ruto tried via video technology.

The procedure of amending the Rome Statute requires that any change to the law must be supported by at least two-thirds of the 122 member states, that is 82 members.

Africa has 34 members in the Assembly Of State Parties, while latin america has 26.

Eastern Europe has 18 members, Asia 18 members, while Western Europe and North America have 25 members each.

Source: citizennews.co.ke

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