The African Union has been advised to cancel membership of countries and leaders that perpetrate war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The Nobel Women’s Initiative, a group of Nobel Peace Laureates around the world, wants the African Union to stand up and make its position known on leaders who commit crimes against humanity.
Speaking at a press conference in Kampala today, senior African human rights activist, Prof. Wangari Maathai said that the ICC warrant of arrest against Sudanese leader, Omar El Bashir would have been effected if the African Union had cooperated with the court.
Prof. Maathai says that the union should set stringent guidelines for member countries on issues concerning human rights.
Sudanese civil society and human rights activists, Suzanne Jambo has also called for a global end to impunity and perpetrators held accountable for crimes, especially against women and children.