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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

A shift in Power Structure Awaits the Fate of Burundi

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Int’l Community Urged to Reject Sri Lankan Domestic Justice Mechanism & Refer Sri Lanka to ICC, ICJ: TGTE –

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Violent extremism prevention ‘only effective’ if human rights are enshrined

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COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE NCICC CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOP ON THE DOMESTICATION OF THE ROME STATUTE BILL OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT IN NIGERIA

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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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