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Throughout the campaign to establish the ICC, African governments, regional bodies and civil society have played key roles for the Court to become a reality and continue to hold an important position in promoting the ICC. Thirty-three African countries have ratified the Rome Statute, making Africa the most represented region in the Assembly of States Parties.

However, much work remains with regards to the implementation of the Rome Statute into national legislations in the continent. Even though several implementation laws have been drafted, only two drafts have been completed and enacted.

In addition, the current seven situations before the ICC concern Africa (Côte d’Ivoire, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, the Central African Republic, Kenya and Mali).
Government and Inter-governmental Documents
Authorascending Date and Title
19 June 2006
African Commission Special Rapporteur
13 Mar 2009
Press Release on Need for Sudan to Address Impunity, Concern for AU Position on ICC
African MPs
20 Sept 2013
Letter African MPs to Kenya MPs Withdrawal ICC
African Union
21 July 2008
Decision of the Peace and Security Council in Relation to the Application by the Prosecutor of the ICC for Arrest Warrant against the President of Sudan
African Union
12 Oct 2013
Decisions and Declarations of the Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the AU
African Union
15 May 2014
Draft Protocol on Amendments to the Protocol on the African Court of Justice and Human Rights
Dec 2011
Statement made during the 10th Assembly of States Parties- Botswana
ICC Statements and Reports
Author Date and Title
23 Feb 2012
Côte d’Ivoire: the ICC Judges expand the scope of the investigation to the 2002-2010 period
26 June 2009
ICC First Vice-President begins her official visit to African States Parties
NGO Media Statements
Author Date and Title
Coalition Burundaise pour la CPI
03 May 2016
Communiqué de presse suite à la décision d’entamer l’examen préliminaire sur la situation au Burundi
Amnesty International
05 Apr 2016
Kenya: Ruto and Sang decision must not derail efforts to ensure justice for victims
05 Apr 2016
Termination of Ruto/Sang case at ICC: Witness tampering means impunity prevails over justice again
Human Rights Watch
05 Apr 2016
Kenya Deputy President’s Case Ends
21 Mar 2016
Press Release Bemba Verdict
17 Mar 2016
21 March : ICC to issue long-awaited verdict in trial against Jean-Pierre Bemba
22 Feb 2016
Katanga Process Press release Feb 2016 EN