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Immunity = impunity

No immunity for heads of state or high ranking officials is fundamental to the object and purpose of the Rome Statute of the ICC: to bring to justice those most responsible for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. Now … Continue reading

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Kenyatta faces ICC proceedings in individual, not official, capacity

Much has been made of President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta publicly handing over power to his deputy, William Samoei Ruto, so that he could attend at status conference for his case at the International Criminal Court (ICC) as an individual. Yet … Continue reading

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Campaign to defend Rome Statute launched at workshop for LAC parliamentarians

Late last month at a workshop attended by 20 members of parliament from across Latin America, Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) launched a campaign to defend the integrity of the Rome Statute. The campaign asks Latin American MPs to request … Continue reading

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Immunity for heads of state and government leaders at the ICC?

Should leaders be immune from prosecution for atrocities committed under their watch? We definitely don’t think so—but that’s what the Kenyan government is proposing should happen at the ICC. Unfortunately, other African leaders and AU bodies are supporting Kenya’s proposal.

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#GlobalJusticeWeekly – Immunity proposal for possible African Court expansion to be considered at 23rd AU summit

Early this week, African justice ministers and attorney generals approved a draft plan to include immunity for sitting heads of state and other senior government officials in a proposal to expand the African Court on Justice and Human Rights, giving it criminal jurisdiction over … Continue reading

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