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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).
Academic Papers and Reports
Author Title Date
23082|23083 09 Jan 2014
Amnesty International
21406|21407 14 June 2013
Heinrich Böll Foundation – Africa
18624|18625 2012
Institute for Justice and Reconciliation Transitional Justice in Africa Programme
15107|15108 Feb 2011
Government and Inter-governmental Documents
Author Date and Title
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
03 Mar 2012
Statement by the Spokesperson of the High Representative on the ICC decision concerning the arrest warrants for Sudanese Defence Minister Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein
Dec 2011
Statement made during the 10th Assembly of States Parties- Botswana
Burkina Faso
Dec 2011
Statement made during the 10th Assembly of States Parties- Burkina Faso
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
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