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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

Forum Mondial de Genève sur la Justice Autochtone, Traditionnelle et Coutumière

Les ** 2 et 3 décembre 2020 **, la CIJ convoquera le 11e Forum annuel de Genève des juges et...
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Guinée: Des Témoignages, des Vidéos et des Images Satellites Confirment que les Forces de Sécurité ont Tiré en Direct sur des Manifestants

Des témoignages, des images satellites et des vidéos analysés et authentifiés par Amnesty International confirment que les forces de défense...
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Guinea: Witness Testimony, Videos and Satellite Imagery Confirm Security Forces Fired live Bullet at Protesters

Witness testimonies, satellite imagery and videos analysed and authenticated by Amnesty International confirm that defense and security forces in Guinea...
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Le Plan Gouvernemental Visant à Exempter les Soldats Britanniques des Poursuites Pour Torture est “Injustifiable”, Selon un Comité Parlementaire Multipartite

Le projet de loi du gouvernement visant à exempter les soldats britanniques de poursuites pour des crimes tels que la...
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Government Plan to Exempt British Soldiers From Torture Prosecutions ‘Unjustifiable’, Cross-Party Parliamentary Committee Says

The government's bill to exempt British soldiers from prosecution for crimes including torture and genocide is unjustifiable, will not even...
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Des Groupes de Défense des Droits Condamnent la Fusillade de Manifestants Pour Mettre Fin au “SRAS” à Lagos

ABUJA, NIGERIA - Des manifestants à Lagos, au Nigéria, ont accusé l'armée d'avoir ouvert le feu sur eux mardi alors...
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Rights Groups Condemn Shooting of ‘End SARS’ Protesters in Lagos

ABUJA, NIGERIA - Protesters in Lagos, Nigeria, have accused the military of opening fire on them Tuesday as they defied...
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République Central Africaine: Alors que de Nombreuses Personnes ont Soif de Procès, Certains Seigneurs de Guerre Restent Libres

Malgré quelques enquêtes et procès ces dernières années, de nombreux auteurs d'horribles violations des droits humains et abus des droits...
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Central African Republic: While Many People are Hungry for Trials Some Warlords Still Walk Free

Despite a few investigations and trials these past few years, many perpetrators of horrendous human rights violations and abuses in...
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L’ONU Examinera le Statut des Droits du Rwanda en Janvier

Le Rwanda comparaîtra en janvier devant le Conseil des droits de l'homme des Nations Unies, où sa performance en matière...
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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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