Category Archives: Africa

Reaction: South Africa ICC withdrawal move

Last Friday’s announcement by the South African government of its intention to withdraw from the ICC has prompted condemnation from local, regional and international bodies. Below

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Mandela legacy on the line as South Africa moves to leave ICC

Civil society to oppose executive attempt to withdraw from Rome Statute African and international civil society group will strongly oppose any withdrawal by South Africa from the Rome Statute of International Criminal Court (ICC) to protect decades of democracy, justice, and … Continue reading

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UN to Burundi: protect ethnic minorities from violence; stop reprisals on civil society

The World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) has highlighted UN calls for Burundi to cease reprisals against civil society advocating for domestic and international justice in the country, where the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor is conducting a preliminary examination into alleged Rome Statute … Continue reading

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#GlobalJustice Weekly – Al-Bashir in Rwanda as ICC gets support at AU summit

In Global Justice news last week: Rwanda welcomes ICC suspect Omar al-Bashir as ICC gets support at African Union summit; ICC judges censure Uganda and Djibouti for not arresting al-Bashir in May as Chilcot Inquiry’s potential impact on ICC preliminary examination assessed; No … Continue reading

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“Africa needs to believe in ICC”- Video

Activists from across Africa clarify misconceptions about the International Criminal Court (ICC) and highlight the need for African governments to support the court in a video released by 21 African and international nongovernmental organizations.

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