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Putting an end to
impunity in Africa.

With 33 nations in Africa being party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Africa still has a long way to go to ensure that war crimes and human rights abuses are things of the past.

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Justice, for Everyone

By upholding all treaty principles of the Rome Statute of the ICC and associated obligations of State parties, we ensure that all Heads of State and decision makers are held are accountable for all crimes.

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Join the Fight
for Justice!

The African Network for International Criminal Justice membership is opened to any civil society organization working in the area of international justice in any part of Africa, or whose mandate covers promoting ICJ and fights against impunity in Africa or in any Africa state.

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Our goal is to build a strong civil society voice and partnerships across Africa in the fight against impunity using the mechanism of the International Criminal Court and other regional and international Justice systems.
We do this through:

Justice, for Everyone

By upholding all treaty principles of the Rome Statute of the ICC and associated obligations of State parties, we ensure that all Heads of State are accountable.

What We do

Advocacy

We prioritize advocacy to put pressure on government to ratify, domesticate and implement the Rome Statute of the ICC

Engagement

Engaging in sensitization and information sharing with the people of Africa on the principles and content of the Rome Statute 

Liasons

Maintaining direct, sustained and constructive, but credible and independent relationship with national governments…

Putting an end to impunity in Africa

With 33 nations in Africa being party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Africa still has a long way to go to ensure that war crimes and human rights abuses are things of the past.

Latest Publications

Victims of Suspected Boko Haram Attack on Cameroon IDP Camp Need Urgent Help

The United Nations refugee agency says victims of a suspected Boko Haram terror attack on an IDP camp in Cameroon’s...
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CHR: Restoring Death Penalty Will Likely Hurt Efforts to Save OFWs on Death Row

There is no compelling reason to reinstate death penalty in the Philippines, the Commission on Human Rights said Wednesday as...
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Libyan Tribes Sue Haftar at ICC Over Civilian Massacre

Libya’s Toubou tribes on Tuesday filed a lawsuit at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against warlord Khalifa Haftar over last...
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Le Procès d’Omar el-Béchir Pour prise du Pouvoir en 1989 Pourrait Marquer un Profond Changement dans la Culture Politique Africaine.

Le Soudan offre un laboratoire aux étudiants du coup d'État. Il a eu 15 tentatives, dont cinq réussies - plus...
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Omar al-Bashir’s Trial for Seizing Power in 1989 Could Mark a Sea Change in Africa’s Political Culture

Sudan offers a laboratory for students of the coup. It has had 15 attempts, five of them successful – more...
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L’Afrique a Besoin de Plus d’Aide Pour sa Riposte à la Pandémie

Au début de la pandémie de coronavirus, il y avait des prédictions désastreuses concernant l’impact sur l’Afrique, le continent le...
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Des Militants Demandent à l’Union Africaine de Former un Tribunal Hybride au Soudan du Sud

Des militants au Soudan du Sud ont demandé au Conseil de paix et de sécurité de l'Union africaine de créer...
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L’ONU Exhorte le Myanmar à Coopérer Avec les Mécanismes Judiciaires

Le nouveau rapporteur spécial des Nations Unies a exhorté le Myanmar à coopérer avec les mécanismes de justice internationale existants...
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Le Chef de la Police Jihadiste de Tombouctou Devant la CPI Pour Crimes de Guerre au Mali

L'ex-chef de la police islamique à Tombouctou faisait partie d'un «règne de terreur» dans la ville malienne en 2012, selon...
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Gambie: Pas de Justice Pour le Massacre de Migrants en 2005; Demande Internationale Requise – Demande de Groupe

Les familles de plus de 50 migrants ghanéens et autres migrants ouest-africains tués en Gambie et au Sénégal il y...
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Our Member Coalitions:

Together, for justice

Civil society organizations (CSOs) across Africa met in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 23-25 January 2018 and made commitment to work together to fight against impunity in Africa, to support one another in pursuing accountability for international crimes…

The Rome Statute of the ICC

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, commonly known as the Rome Statute is the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC). It was adopted at a diplomatic conference in Rome on 17th July 1998 and it entered into force on the 1st of July 2002.

After World War II, and some of the worst atrocities committed in the history of humankind taking place in the 20th century, the international community through the United Nations decided to take this action to bring the perpetrators of the most heinous crimes against humanity to justice. The creation of an International Criminal Court thus became a reality.

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