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Africa and the ICC: beginning of the end?
Date: 12 February 2016
Time: 10h30 - 12h30
Venue: Conference room, ISS Pretoria, Block C, Brooklyn Court, map

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
This event is made possible with funding from the Open Society Foundations. The ISS is also grateful for support from the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
Conference room
ISS Pretoria
Block C
Brooklyn Court
Monique de Graaff
Phone: +27 12 346 9500
Jemima Njeri
Phone: +27 12 346 9500
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