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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).
Academic Papers and Reports
Author Title Date
African civil society
25072|25073 17 Dec 2014
HRW
23082|23083 09 Jan 2014
Amnesty International
21406|21407 14 June 2013
Heinrich Böll Foundation – Africa
18624|18625 2012
Institute for Justice and Reconciliation Transitional Justice in Africa Programme
15107|15108 Feb 2011
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
EU
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
Botswana
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
ICC-CPI
23 Feb 2012
Côte d’Ivoire: the ICC Judges expand the scope of the investigation to the 2002-2010 period
ICC
26 June 2009
ICC First Vice-President begins her official visit to African States Parties
NGO Media Statements
Authordescending Date and Title
The International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict
10 Oct 2013
Nobel Laureates, Campaigners to African Leaders: Support the ICC!
SYCOVI
15 Apr 2012
Communiqué de Presse de la SYCOVI sur l’arrestation du General Bosco Taganda
Physicians for Human Rights
04 Mar 2012
Medical Evidence of Widespread Torture in Darfur Released by PHR in PLoS Medicine
No Peace Without Justice
09 July 2011
NPWJ welcomes South Sudan and calls on the Government to ratify international human rights treaties, including the ICC Rome Statute
No Peace Without Justice
30 May 2012
Sierra Leone: Charles Taylor sentence sends strong message to all potential human rights violators
NPWJ
09 June 2009
ICC: African States Party to the Rome Statute Reaffirm Their Commitment to Justice and Support to the ICC
NPWJ
28 June 2009
ICC: African Union Member States should reaffirm their commitment to Justice and their Support to the ICC
NPWJ
10 Oct 2013
NPWJ calls on African States to honour obligations to the ICC and their commitment to the fight against impunity
Ivorian CICC
12 June 2014
Press release on the confirmation of charges against Laurent Gbagbo
International Justice Project
03 Nov 2014
IJP AND PARTNERS TO HOST CONFERENCE IN ARUSHA: “RENEWING THE PROMISE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT”
ICJ-Kenya
09 Sept 2014
Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC): Lessons Learned and Synergies Ahead Johannesburg, South Africa, 9-10 September 2014
ICG
26 Apr 2012
Taylor Verdict a Warning to War Crimes Perpetrators
IBA
18 Dec 2008
Lawyers from Southern Africa call on African countries and the UN Security Council to support the ICC
IBA
09 July 2014
IBA and SALC express alarm at AU’s endorsement of immunity for heads of state
Human Rights Watch
01 Aug 2012
Africa: Clinton Should Urge Leaders to Address Abuse
Human Rights Watch
21 Jan 2013
AU Summit: Rights Key for Addressing Crises
Human Rights Watch
26 Feb 2014
Sudan President in DR Congo
Human Rights Watch
12 May 2014
African Union: Reject Immunity for Leaders
Human Rights Watch
25 Aug 2014
African States: Reject Immunity for Leaders
HURINET, UCICC
10 May 2011
Visit of President Omar Al Bashir to Uganda
HURINET and UCICC
16 May 2012
Ensure that justice needs are met: HURINET-U and UCICC welcome the arrest of Caesar Accellam.
HRW
25 Sept 2007
UN: Summit on Africa Should Not Overlook Justice
HRW
28 May 2010
France-Africa Summit: Support Justice to End Atrocities
HRW
02 May 2011
Germany: Groundbreaking Trial for Congo War Crimes
HRW
19 May 2011
Côte d’Ivoire: Impartial Justice Top Task for Ouattara: Accountability, Rebuilding Rule of Law Crucial to End Crisis
HRW
17 Mar 2012
Mauritania: Surrender Abdullah Sanussi to ICC
FIDH
18 May 2012
Deux nouvelles demandes de mandat d’arrêt de la CPI sur la RDC : Le Procureur de la CPI demande l’élargissement des charges contre Bosco Ntaganda et l’émission d’un mandat d’arrêt contre Sylvestre Mudacumura
FIDH
28 Oct 2013
Side Event on the Fight against impunity for international crimes in Africa
FIDH
21 Jan 2014
Summit of the African Union: The urgency to Ensure Protection, Security and Justice to African Populations
FIDH
28 May 2014
The ACHPR condemns the Persistence of Crimes of Sexual Violence in Africa
FIDH
20 June 2014
The 23rd Summit of the African Union must focus on peace, security and justice
FIDH
20 June 2014
Immunity of Heads of State and Government for International Crimes ? The African Union must act with coherence and political courage
FIDH
04 Sept 2014
Call for African States to Reject Immunity for Serious Crimes
DRC National Coalition
17 July 2011
Message of the Coalition of DRC for the ICC on 17 July 2011 [French]
African Coalitions
13 Sept 2013
African Coalitions’ Joint Press Realease on Kenya’s Attempt to Withdraw from the Rome Statute
CICC Africa Strategy meeting participants
29 Mar 2009
Statement Expressing African Civil Society Support for International Justice
CICC
06 June 2007
Africa and the International Criminal Court: Ensuring the Success of the ICC
CICC
29 May 2009
Global Coalition for the ICC Calls on African States to Renew Support for Court
CICC
08 June 2009
African Civil Society Calls on Governments to Maintain Firm Commitment to ICC
CICC
30 June 2009
CICC Letter to UN Secretary General Advising Against Meetings with Al-BashirC
CICC
07 July 2009
Global Coalition Says AU States Parties to ICC Have Legal Obligation to Cooperate with Court
CICC
11 May 2011
CICC letter to Ugandan President Museveni on the potential visit of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir
CICC
08 June 2011
Coalition Calls on States to Reiterate Commitment to Justice for Darfur
CICC
18 July 2011
African Union Maintains Contradictory Stance on Justice
CICC
14 Mar 2012
GUILTY VERDICT DELIVERED IN FIRST ICC TRIAL
CICC
03 Aug 2012
Global Coalition Urges Rwanda to Accede to the Rome Statute
CICC
05 Sept 2013
Withdrawing from ICC Will Not Stop Upcoming Trials of Kenyan Officials
CICC
02 Oct 2013
African Union: Support Victims by Rejecting Impunity at Summit
CICC
04 Oct 2013
CICC Letter to UNSC States Parties on UNSC Mission to the Great Lakes Region and the African Union
CICC
13 June 2014
Gbagbo ICC Trial a Step Forward in Fight against Impunity
Amnesty International
26 Jan 2012
Joint Letter to the African States Parties to the ICC concerning international justice in Africa and the role of the African Union
Amnesty International
26 Apr 2012
Taylor verdict sends message that no-one is above the law
Amnesty International
10 Oct 2013
African states must reject calls to withdraw from the ICC
Amnesty International
26 Feb 2014
DR Congo: Arrest Sudanese President al-Bashir, wanted for genocide
Amnesty International
20 June 2014
AU Summit: Government leaders must not grant themselves immunity for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity
Amnesty International
01 July 2014
AU Summit decision a backward step for international justice
African Civil Society
26 Jan 2012
AU: African States Should Increase Support for Justice
African CSO's and international NGO's
08 June 2012
AU Summit: Malawi Stands with Darfur Victims
AI France, FIDH, HRW, LDDH, LDH
09 May 2011
Soudan : Présence indécente d'un ministre de la République française aux côtés d'Omar El-Béchir à Djibouti
AI
29 June 2009
Amnesty Int’l Open Letter to Mu’ammar al Gaddafi Calling for AU to Reaffirm Support for ICC
AFLA
22 July 2013
Conference Report of "Africa and the ICC: 10 years On"
ACAT/Sénégal, AI Sénégal, ONDH, RADDHO, et RADI
05 June 2009
Communiqué de presse
125 CSOs Joint Statement (PR)
23 June 2011
AU: Support Justice for Gravest Crimes