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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

Les Victimes Veulent une Peine à Perpétuité Pour Les Atrocités de Guerre en Ouganda

La Chambre de première instance IX de la Cour pénale internationale a déclaré Dominic Ongwen coupable en février 2021 de...
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Victims Want Life Sentence for Ugandan War Atrocities

The Trial Chamber IX of the International Criminal Court found Dominic Ongwen guilty in February 2021 of 61 crimes against...
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UNESCO And Oxford University To Launch A Massive Open Online Course For Judicial Actors On International Standards On Freedom Of Expression And The Safety Of Journalists

UNESCO and the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford are launching a joint Massive Open Online...
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Congo: Sassou Nguesso Remporte un Autre Mandat Mais Fait Toujours Face à Deux Grandes Menaces

Le 21 mars, la République du Congo a organisé des élections auxquelles relativement peu de citoyens se sont donné la...
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Congo: Sassou Nguesso Wins Another Term But Still Faces Two Big Threats

On 21 March, the Republic of Congo held elections in which relatively few citizens bothered to participate, a fact that...
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Les Idéologues du Génocide Ciblent Désormais le Système de Justice Internationale – Envoyé Rwandais de l’ONU

Amb Valentine Rugwabiza, représentant permanent du Rwanda auprès des Nations Unies, a indiqué mercredi 7 avril qu'en plus de propager...
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Genocide Ideologues Now Target International Justice System – Rwandan UN Envoy

Amb Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda's permanent representative to the United Nations, on Wednesday, April 7, indicated that besides propagating denial of...
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République Centrafricaine: Pourquoi en République Centrafricaine, les Réparations Doivent Passer en Premier

Avec un tribunal spécial qui n'a pas encore ouvert de procès et une commission vérité qui n'est pas en place...
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Central African Republic: Why in the Central African Republic, Reparations Should Come First

With a special court that has yet to open a trial and a truth commission that is not up and...
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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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