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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
Author Date and Title
Min. de RREE de la Rep. de Guatemala
14 May 2016
Comunicado del Min. de RREE de la Rep. de Guatemala sobre la vista de Al-Bashir a Uganda
Mr Sidiki Kaba ASP president
16 Oct 2015
Note Verbale to President of Assembly ICC
National Assembly of Kenya
13 Oct 2015
Petition by Members of the National Assembly of Kenya
African Union
15 May 2014
Draft Protocol on Amendments to the Protocol on the African Court of Justice and Human Rights
African Union
12 Oct 2013
Decisions and Declarations of the Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the AU
African MPs
20 Sept 2013
Letter African MPs to Kenya MPs Withdrawal ICC
European Parliament
26 Apr 2012
Lochbihler on the verdict of Charles Taylor: Justice has been done
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
22 Feb 2016
Katanga Process Press release RDC Feb 2016 FR
27 Jan 2016
Gbagbo First former head of state trial opens at ICC
27 Jan 2016
Gbagbo/Ble Goude ICC trial – Civil society media briefing 27 January 2016
20 Jan 2016
ICC to decide if LRA commander Ongwen to face trial
20 Jan 2016
Ugandan Victims’ Eyes are on the ICC as LRA Commander Dominic Ongwen faces Judges
02 Nov 2015
PGA congratulates the Senate of the DRC on the adoption of the implementing legislation of the Rome Statute of the ICC
Human Rights Watch
26 Oct 2015
Libya: Gaddafi Son Speaks From Jail
15 Ivorian and International NGOs
21 Oct 2015
Cote d'Ivoire : Respect Rights During Elections
19 Oct 2015
IBA urges SA to remain in the ICC IBA
Amnesty International
07 Oct 2015
Yemen: Call for suspension of arms transfers to coalition and accountability for war crimes
06 Oct 2015
Togo : Il faut adopter une loi pour lutter contre les crimes internationaux
06 Oct 2015
The Wenceslas Munyeshyaka case dismissed — The victims deserve a trial!
02 Oct 2015
MC-ICC Statement on the arrest and surrender to the ICC of Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi
Human Rights Watch
01 Oct 2015
DR Congo: Atrocity Victims Deserve Better Justice
28 Sept 2015
Guinea: Make 2009 Massacre Trial a Priority
Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice
28 Sept 2015
First ICC Trial involving allegations of witness tampering and forgery of evidence
26 Sept 2015
Mali: The hearing of Abou Tourab before the ICC is a victory, but charges must be expanded
12 Aug 2015
Ghana: Time to prosecute atrocity crimes at home
Parliamentarians for Global Action
17 July 2015
African MPs Support the ICC System as the Ultimate Safeguard Against Impunity
15 July 2015
Benin: Adopt ICC law to prosecute grave crimes at home
Human Rights Watch
08 July 2015
Senegal: Hissène Habré Trial To Begin on July 20
26 June 2015
International community must take action over Al-Bashir
15 June 2015
South Africa must enforce the ICC arrest warrants against Omar Al Bashir
14 June 2015
South Africa: Arrest ICC fugitive Al-Bashir now
Institute for Security Studies
10 Mar 2015
Justice for crimes in Palestine: more questions than answers
Human Rights Watch
13 Feb 2015
Senegal: Chad Ex-Dictator to Stand Trial
23 Jan 2015
24th AU Summit : "AU must guarantee peace and security in Africa based on human rights and justice"
International Justice Project
03 Nov 2014
09 Sept 2014
Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC): Lessons Learned and Synergies Ahead Johannesburg, South Africa, 9-10 September 2014
04 Sept 2014
Call for African States to Reject Immunity for Serious Crimes
Human Rights Watch
25 Aug 2014
African States: Reject Immunity for Leaders
09 July 2014
IBA and SALC express alarm at AU’s endorsement of immunity for heads of state
Amnesty International
01 July 2014
AU Summit decision a backward step for international justice
Amnesty International
20 June 2014
AU Summit: Government leaders must not grant themselves immunity for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity
20 June 2014
The 23rd Summit of the African Union must focus on peace, security and justice
20 June 2014
Immunity of Heads of State and Government for International Crimes ? The African Union must act with coherence and political courage
13 June 2014
Gbagbo ICC Trial a Step Forward in Fight against Impunity
Ivorian CICC
12 June 2014
Press release on the confirmation of charges against Laurent Gbagbo
28 May 2014
The ACHPR condemns the Persistence of Crimes of Sexual Violence in Africa
Human Rights Watch
12 May 2014
African Union: Reject Immunity for Leaders
Amnesty International
26 Feb 2014
DR Congo: Arrest Sudanese President al-Bashir, wanted for genocide
Human Rights Watch
26 Feb 2014
Sudan President in DR Congo
21 Jan 2014
Summit of the African Union: The urgency to Ensure Protection, Security and Justice to African Populations
28 Oct 2013
Side Event on the Fight against impunity for international crimes in Africa
Amnesty International
10 Oct 2013
African states must reject calls to withdraw from the ICC
10 Oct 2013
NPWJ calls on African States to honour obligations to the ICC and their commitment to the fight against impunity
The International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict
10 Oct 2013
Nobel Laureates, Campaigners to African Leaders: Support the ICC!
04 Oct 2013
CICC Letter to UNSC States Parties on UNSC Mission to the Great Lakes Region and the African Union
02 Oct 2013
African Union: Support Victims by Rejecting Impunity at Summit
African Coalitions
13 Sept 2013
African Coalitions’ Joint Press Realease on Kenya’s Attempt to Withdraw from the Rome Statute
05 Sept 2013
Withdrawing from ICC Will Not Stop Upcoming Trials of Kenyan Officials
22 July 2013
Conference Report of "Africa and the ICC: 10 years On"
Human Rights Watch
21 Jan 2013
AU Summit: Rights Key for Addressing Crises
03 Aug 2012
Global Coalition Urges Rwanda to Accede to the Rome Statute
Human Rights Watch
01 Aug 2012
Africa: Clinton Should Urge Leaders to Address Abuse
African CSO's and international NGO's
08 June 2012
AU Summit: Malawi Stands with Darfur Victims
No Peace Without Justice
30 May 2012
Sierra Leone: Charles Taylor sentence sends strong message to all potential human rights violators
18 May 2012
Deux nouvelles demandes de mandat d’arrêt de la CPI sur la RDC : Le Procureur de la CPI demande l’élargissement des charges contre Bosco Ntaganda et l’émission d’un mandat d’arrêt contre Sylvestre Mudacumura
16 May 2012
Ensure that justice needs are met: HURINET-U and UCICC welcome the arrest of Caesar Accellam.
Amnesty International
26 Apr 2012
Taylor verdict sends message that no-one is above the law
26 Apr 2012
Taylor Verdict a Warning to War Crimes Perpetrators
15 Apr 2012
Communiqué de Presse de la SYCOVI sur l’arrestation du General Bosco Taganda
17 Mar 2012
Mauritania: Surrender Abdullah Sanussi to ICC
14 Mar 2012
Physicians for Human Rights
04 Mar 2012
Medical Evidence of Widespread Torture in Darfur Released by PHR in PLoS Medicine
African Civil Society
26 Jan 2012
AU: African States Should Increase Support for Justice
Amnesty International
26 Jan 2012
Joint Letter to the African States Parties to the ICC concerning international justice in Africa and the role of the African Union
18 July 2011
African Union Maintains Contradictory Stance on Justice
DRC National Coalition
17 July 2011
Message of the Coalition of DRC for the ICC on 17 July 2011 [French]
No Peace Without Justice
09 July 2011
NPWJ welcomes South Sudan and calls on the Government to ratify international human rights treaties, including the ICC Rome Statute
125 CSOs Joint Statement (PR)
23 June 2011
AU: Support Justice for Gravest Crimes
08 June 2011
Coalition Calls on States to Reiterate Commitment to Justice for Darfur
19 May 2011
Côte d’Ivoire: Impartial Justice Top Task for Ouattara: Accountability, Rebuilding Rule of Law Crucial to End Crisis
11 May 2011
CICC letter to Ugandan President Museveni on the potential visit of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir
10 May 2011
Visit of President Omar Al Bashir to Uganda
09 May 2011
Soudan : Présence indécente d'un ministre de la République française aux côtés d'Omar El-Béchir à Djibouti
02 May 2011
Germany: Groundbreaking Trial for Congo War Crimes
28 May 2010
France-Africa Summit: Support Justice to End Atrocities
07 July 2009
Global Coalition Says AU States Parties to ICC Have Legal Obligation to Cooperate with Court
30 June 2009
CICC Letter to UN Secretary General Advising Against Meetings with Al-BashirC
29 June 2009
Amnesty Int’l Open Letter to Mu’ammar al Gaddafi Calling for AU to Reaffirm Support for ICC
28 June 2009
ICC: African Union Member States should reaffirm their commitment to Justice and their Support to the ICC
09 June 2009
ICC: African States Party to the Rome Statute Reaffirm Their Commitment to Justice and Support to the ICC
08 June 2009
African Civil Society Calls on Governments to Maintain Firm Commitment to ICC
ACAT/Sénégal, AI Sénégal, ONDH, RADDHO, et RADI
05 June 2009
Communiqué de presse
29 May 2009
Global Coalition for the ICC Calls on African States to Renew Support for Court
CICC Africa Strategy meeting participants
29 Mar 2009
Statement Expressing African Civil Society Support for International Justice
18 Dec 2008
Lawyers from Southern Africa call on African countries and the UN Security Council to support the ICC
25 Sept 2007
UN: Summit on Africa Should Not Overlook Justice
06 June 2007
Africa and the International Criminal Court: Ensuring the Success of the ICC