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Tanzania offers Arusha as ICC Africa regional seat

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Buchanan, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Buchanan

    Buchanan JF Diamond Member

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    By Guardian Reporter

    3rd June 2009

    The Tanzania’s government has offered Arusha municipality as the seat of the International Criminal Court's regional offices in a bid to enhance the court’s communication performance across the globe.

    Constitutional Affairs and Justice minister Mathias Chikawe made the statement on Monday when speaking to visiting International Criminal Court (ICC) president Sang-Hyun Song.

    Chikawe said Tanzania was ready to accommodate the court in Arusha, which was currently hosting the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).
    “Arusha is available and it has all the facilities you need,” he said.

    Chikawe was commenting on a recent move by the ICC to open regional offices in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which Song said were geared to improving communication between the ICC and its African partners.

    Responding to the minister’s remarks, the ICC president said the court would consider Tanzania’s proposal in its future plans.

    “We will consider Arusha for future operations of the ICC … I think it will be the best place,” said Song, who was accompanied by ICC senior legal advisor Phakiso Mochochoko.

    Song, who also met Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Bernard Membe, told Chikawe that the ICC was greatly supported by the African continent for its efficiency.

    “ICC cannot operate without support from Africa… 25 per cent of its staff comes from Africa and five out of 18 judges come from Africa,” he said, adding that Africa was part and parcel of the court's operations.

    Song further encouraged qualified Tanzanian jurists to apply for positions whenever opportunities arose.

    Chikawe promised that the country would now on recommend qualified persons for vacant posts.
    The ICC president left Tanzania yesterday.

    SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN

    Tukikubaliwa jina la Tanzania litazidi kung'aa! Au mnasemaje wakubwa, wakenya si watazidi kububujikwa na machozi kama walivyoanza hivi karibuni baada ya Mpendwa wetu JK kuonekana anavinjari mitaa ya White House? Tujadili!
     
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    urithiwetu Senior Member

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    It's ok to offer Arusha as the ICC Africa regional seat. After all we have ready facilities used for the ICRT, may be some expansion may be needed.

    But your 'joy' about JK's visit to the US and the comment about the Kenyans are misplaced. Grow up.
     
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    Sophist JF-Expert Member

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    Whole mission misgiving and hypocrisy.
     
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    mahiya Member

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    Asante urith wetu.Comments zako zot ni sahihi hasa hiyo ya mwisho. That J.K visit to Usa and the comments made by news papers' writers followed by some kenyas comments are misplaced in this place. The isue here is Tanzania offered Arusha as ICC Africa regional seat then comment on it and let others also comment by themselves. Mind you Those comments on J.k visit to USA was an Individuals comments not all Kenyans upo hapo?
     
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    Buchanan JF Diamond Member

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    Ok, wakuu nimeshawaelewa kuhusu hizo comment kuhusu Wakenya na safari ya JK White House. Sorry for misdirecting you!
     
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    Smatta JF-Expert Member

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    Dude, he he he he he...... La hasha babu, hatutabubujikwa na machozi kumuona JK AKIJIVINJARI white house, we would be happy for you guys. Its a good step for the greater East African region.
     
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    Buchanan JF Diamond Member

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    Nafikiri nime-apologize hapo juu mheshimiwa!
     
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