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Throughout the campaign to establish the ICC, African governments, regional bodies and civil society have played key roles for the Court to become a reality and continue to hold an important position in promoting the ICC. Thirty-three African countries have ratified the Rome Statute, making Africa the most represented region in the Assembly of States Parties.

However, much work remains with regards to the implementation of the Rome Statute into national legislations in the continent. Even though several implementation laws have been drafted, only two drafts have been completed and enacted.

In addition, the current seven situations before the ICC concern Africa (Côte d’Ivoire, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, the Central African Republic, Kenya and Mali).
Government and Inter-governmental Documents
Author Date and Title
African Union
15 May 2014
Draft Protocol on Amendments to the Protocol on the African Court of Justice and Human Rights
African Union
12 Oct 2013
Decisions and Declarations of the Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the AU
African MPs
20 Sept 2013
Letter African MPs to Kenya MPs Withdrawal ICC
European Parliament
26 Apr 2012
Lochbihler on the verdict of Charles Taylor: Justice has been done
03 Mar 2012
Statement by the Spokesperson of the High Representative on the ICC decision concerning the arrest warrants for Sudanese Defence Minister Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein
Dec 2011
Statement made during the 10th Assembly of States Parties- Botswana
Burkina Faso
Dec 2011
Statement made during the 10th Assembly of States Parties- Burkina Faso
ICC Statements and Reports
Author Date and Title
23 Feb 2012
Côte d’Ivoire: the ICC Judges expand the scope of the investigation to the 2002-2010 period
26 June 2009
ICC First Vice-President begins her official visit to African States Parties
NGO Media Statements
Author Date and Title
26 Oct 2015
Mali: The hearing of Abou Tourab before the ICC is a victory, but charges must be expanded
02 Oct 2015
MC-ICC Statement on the arrest and surrender to the ICC of Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi
28 Sept 2015
Guinea: Make 2009 Massacre Trial a Priority
Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice
28 Sept 2015
First ICC Trial involving allegations of witness tampering and forgery of evidence
12 Aug 2015
Ghana: Time to prosecute atrocity crimes at home
Parliamentarians for Global Action
17 July 2015
African MPs Support the ICC System as the Ultimate Safeguard Against Impunity
15 July 2015
Benin: Adopt ICC law to prosecute grave crimes at home