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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

Ivory Coast ex-President Gbagbo acquitted at ICC court in The Hague

15 January 2019 The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has acquitted Ivory Coast ex-President Laurent Gbagbo. He had...
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Genocide Survivors Association Launches Career Guidance and Counselling Centre

      The organisation founded by Rwandan graduates who survived the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, which is commonly known...
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Rwanda protests Early Release of Genocide Convict Simba

The Government of Rwanda has condemned the early release of genocide convict Aloys Simba by the International Residual Mechanism for...
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African Leaders to Meet Over DR Congo Election Dispute

  The DR Congo election commission last Thursday declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of the December 30 vote...
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African Union Joins in Condemning Riverside Terror Attack

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 – The African Union (AU) has condemned the terrorist attack at the dusitD2 complex at 14...
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ICC Halts Release of Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo After New Appeal

The International Criminal Court on Wednesday halted the release of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo following a fresh appeal...
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ACQUITTEMENT DE LAURENT GBAGBO ET BLEGOUD – LA JUSTICE EST-ELLE UN PROCESSUS UNIDIRECTIONNEL ?

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE Le 15 janvier 2019, la Cour Pénale International a acquitté et a ordonné la libération immédiat de...
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ACQUITAL OF LAURENT GBAGBO AND BLEGOUD – IS JUSTICE A ONE WAY TRAFFIC?

Press release 15th January 2019 The International Criminal Court today 15th January 2018 acquitted and ordered the immediate release of...
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Appeal of Gbagbo Acquittal Likely to Fail, ICC Judges Tell Prosecution

International Criminal Court judges today  rejected a prosecution request to extend the custody of former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo following...
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COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE: LA SOCIETE CIVILE AFRICAINE CONDAMNE DES VIOLENCES AU SOUDAN.

Le 10 Janvier, 2019.   Le Réseau Africain pour la Justice Pénale Internationale condamne fermement les massacres et les violations...
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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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