Many African states and the African Union (AU) believe that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is targeting Africa because all but one of the cases before the court are from African countries. This tension could now reach breaking point, as African states have voiced concerns at both the 14th Assembly of the States Parties (ASP) to the ICC in November 2015 and at the recent 26th AU Summit.
This seminar will discuss the outcomes of the ASP as well as decisions by African heads of state at the 26th AU Summit, including a proposal to develop a roadmap for a mass withdrawal from the ICC. Discussions will also provide an update on key developments and the need for African states to focus on addressing international crimes, despite current challenges.
Chair: Jemima Njeri, Senior Researcher, ISS
- Allan Ngari, Researcher, ISS
- Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Senior Researcher, ISS