Countries must support Court at African Union summit

African CSOs urge AU to boost cooperation with ICC to ensure accountability for grave crimes

Comprehensive information on the legal frameworks regulating the criminal justice system as well as a structural and functional analysis of caseflow management and conditions of detention.

I would like to introduce the idea of a new paradigm in international relations, which was introduced by the work of the drafters of the Rome Statute and the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC): this idea is that of law as a global tool to contribute to the world’s peace and security. I believe the power of law consists in its ability to redress the balance between the criminals who wield power and the victims who suffer at their hands.

I believe in law as power for all; it is the ultimate weapon that the weak have against the strong.

Regardless of whether the wars of Central Africa are finally receding or whether localised fighting by remnants of armed militias erupt from time to time – most of the inhabitants of the gold mining regions in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continue to suffer from severe inequality and exploitation.

Call for African Commission to ensure penal reform

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