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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, and to assist and build support for the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the continent under the umbrella of the African Civil Society Network for International Criminal Justice.

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The ANICJ

The African Network on the International Criminal Justice is a network of civil society organizations and academic institutions across Africa working together in promoting the fight against impunity using the international criminal justice and other regional and international justice systems.

Who We Are

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, and to assist and build support for the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the continent under the umbrella of the African Civil Society Network for International Criminal Justice.

What We Do

Our primary objective is to mobilize and deepen civil society advocacy efforts to promote the fair, independent, and effective functioning of the ICC and the Rome Statute, as well as effective African and sub-regional mechanisms against impunity in the continent. We achieve this objective through:

  • Upholding all treaty principles of the Rome Statute of the ICC and associated obligations of State parties, and advocate for compliance with international and regional human rights treaties, charters and laws.
  • Encouraging and supporting CSOs in each country in Africa to set a participatory and functional national coalition on the ICC, and as much as possible, work through the coalitions.
  • Maintaining direct, sustained and constructive, but credible and independent relationship with national governments, missions, delegations, state parties, and the Africa Union institutions and organs, the ICC and other UN institutions.
  • Prioritising advocacy to put pressure on government to ratify, domesticate and implement the Rome Statute of the ICC.
  • Supporting and engaging Africa regional and sub-regional mechanisms, policies and instruments that contain and promote the core principles of international criminal justice.

 

  • Engaging in awareness-raising, sensitization and information sharing with the people of Africa on the principles and content of the Rome Statute of the ICC, disseminate the positive work of the ICC in Africa, promote understanding of the African people and governments of the provisions and benefits of implementing the Rome Statute of the ICC and related instruments.
  • Engaging other CSOs and institutions located outside Africa or whose mandate includes working in Africa on ICJ issues.

We need more Civil Service Organizations and individuals to join the fight against impunity in Africa!

We need more Civil Service Organizations and individuals to join the fight against impunity in Africa!​

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