The Institute for Security Studies and The Hague Institute for Global Justice
"African efforts to end impunity - Lessons for complementarity from national and regional actions"
The African Union's position on the ICC creates the impression that African states are resistant to international criminal justice. The reality is quite different. Many African countries are committed to ending impunity: a majority have ratified the Rome Statute, four have referred situations to the ICC, and most comply with the Court’s requests for cooperation. The continent provides various examples of international justice in practice, either in the form of ICC complementarity or a wider array of justice processes driven by governments and civil society. This seminar will consider what these developments mean for our understanding of complementarity.
- Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor
- Dr Dire Tladi, South African Mission to the UN in New York
- Prof Max du Plessis, Institute for Security Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Doughty Street Chambers, London
Please note: Attendance will require registration for the 11th session of the ICC's Assembly of States Parties