African Civil Society Stakeholders call for Global and Inclusive Justice


Published: 20 Jul 2013

International criminal justice on the African continent is at a critical juncture: on 26-27 May 2013, at the 21st Session of the African Union, Africa’s leaders reaffirmed their concern with ‘the misuse of indictments against African leaders’, and stressed ‘the need for international justice to be conducted in a transparent and fair manner, in order to avoid any perception of double standard, in conformity with the principles of international law’. This was rapidly interpreted by observers as raising further question marks over the degree of political support for that most iconic mechanism of international criminal justice, the Inter- national Criminal Court (ICC).

Programmes: Resolving Displacement, Accountability
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