Security Council: Bid to Defer ICC Cases of Kenyan Leaders Fails
A resolution before the Security Council on the deferral of the International Criminal Court (ICC) trials of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto failed to pass when it was put to the vote. Seven of the Council’s 15 members voted in favour of the draft resolution and eight abstained. Council resolutions need nine votes in favour and no vetoes by any of the five permanent members – China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and United States – to be approved.
Tekeda Alemu, Permanent Representative of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the UN, addresses the Council.