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Africa (Sub-Saharan)
Africa (Sub-Saharan)
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 to hold an important position in promoting the ICC. Twenty-nine 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 one draft has been completed and enacted.

In addition, the first three situations before the ICC concern Africa (Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan).
Enacted Legislation
Author Date and Title
19 May 2005
ICC Ratification and Jurisdiction Bill 2005
South Africa
04 July 2001
International Criminal Court Bill
Conference Reports and Declarations
Author Date, Title and Summary
African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
05 Dec 2005
Africa Legal Aid (AFLA)
07 Apr 2005
Maastricht, The Netherlands -- Seminar organised by Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) entitled "The North-South Aspects of International Justice and the International Criminal Court".
Africa Legal Aid (AFLA)
19 Nov 2004
Johannesburg, South Africa -- Pan African Judicial Colloquium: The African Human Rights System and the International Criminal Court, organized by Africa Legal Aid. For more information,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
27 Oct 2004
Nanyuki, Kenya -- “Forum on the ICC and the African Court,” organized by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights.” For other information, please contact: Ms. Carol Abong [email protected]
Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC)
05 Oct 2004
Kampala, Uganda -- ICC Workshop, organized by the Ugandan Human Rights Commission (UHRC). For more information, contact the UHRC: [email protected]
Nigerian Coalition on International Criminal Court (NCICC), Human Rights Watch (HRW), CICC, Canadian
11 Nov 2002
Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria -- ICC Implementation Programme (Implementation Workshop with Public Officers, Round Table Session, Public Lecture, Media Round Table and Advocacy Workshop), organized by the Nigerian Coalition on International Criminal Court (NCICC), in collaboration with Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Canadian Department for Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). For more information please contact the Secretary of the NCICC: Mr. Ameen Ayodele via email: [email protected] or telephone: +234-1-8043221
PGA, Agence Intergouvernementale de la Francophonie
27 May 2002
Port Louis, Mauritius -- "Conference for ICC Ratification and Implementation for Francophone States" hosted by the Parliament and Government of Mauritius, and organized by Parliamentarians for Global Action and the Agence Inter-gouvernementale de la Francophonie, with the support of the European Commission and the governments of Canada and France. For more information, please contact Marie-Claire Leman at: [email protected]
Government and Inter-governmental Documents
Author Date and Title
01 Nov 2007
Statement by Kenya during the 62nd General Assembly plenary meeting on Agenda Item 76: The ICC
Sierra Leone
01 Nov 2007
Statement by Sierra Leone during the 62nd General Assembly plenary meeting on Agenda Item 76: The ICC
South Africa, on behalf of African Member States to the ICC
09 Oct 2006
Statement by South Africa, on behalf of the African Member States to the ICC, during the 61st General Assembly plenary meeting on Agenda Item 74: The ICC
08 May 2006
EU-Africa Ministerial Troika meeting Final Communiqué
03 Dec 2005
Statement of Nigeria, on Behalf of African States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC, delivered by Prof. J.A. Ayua, San, Ofr, Solicitor General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Permanent Secretary
12 June 2003
Statement by Zenon Mukongo Ngay, Legal Advisor to the DRC at the UN, at the UN Security Council open debate on the Proposed Renewal of the Provisions of Security Council Resolution 1422 (New York, USA)
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