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Arusha, March 9th, 2016 - TrustAfrica and the Coalition for an Effective African Court (CEAC) convened African civil society from across the continent in Arusha from March 8th to 9th 2016, to promote their engagement with the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AcHPR).

Africa has indeed played a pioneering role in the establishment of courts with international criminal jurisdiction, spearheaded by civil society advocacy and the independent contributions of a number of governments. While AU initiatives place decision and policy makers at the center of discussions on ICJ, they also recognize the role played by African civil society in the development of ICJ practice in Africa. The meeting sought to distill best practices in terms of victims’ participation in Africa in order to advance victims’ rights and access to justice through the African Charter establishing the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights.

Élaborer un document de politiques générales pour régir la justice transitionnelle dans des États africains marqués par leur grande diversité sociopolitique et culturelle, n’est certainement pas une tache aisée. C’est pourtant à cette entreprise que des organisations non gouvernementales (ONG) et des experts scientifiques se sont attelées, depuis quelques années, sous l’égide de l’Union Africaine. Le dernier document de leur travail, en l’occurrence le Projet de cadre stratégique de justice transitionnelle de l’Union africaine (PCSJTUA)[1], a fait l’objet d’une dernière consultation d’experts les 19 et 20 novembre 2015, dont l’auteur de cette contribution a pris part, à Cape Town en Afrique du Sud[2]. La présente réflexion a pour but d’examiner brièvement l’apport du PCSJTUA à la justice transitionnelle du contexte assez particulier du Soudan du Sud.

 
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Arusha, March 8th, 2016 - TrustAfrica and the Coalition for an Effective African Court (CEAC) are convening African civil society from across the continent to promote their engagement with the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AcHPR). The meeting aims to advance victims’ rights and access to justice through the African Charter establishing the Court. It will be open to journalists with prior accreditation and registration. 

WHO: The organizers, Trust Africa’s Fund to Advance International Criminal Justice in Africa (ICJ Fund) and the Coalition for an Effective African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (CEAC), will be hosting key personalities, including H.E. Ambassador Fafre Camara, Malian Ambassador in Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union, Justice S.E. Augustino Ramdhani, President of the African Court on Human and People’s Rights, as well as lawyers and advocates from Mali, Burundi, South Sudan, Nigeria, the DRC, and Senegal, to name a few.

WHEN: March 8th to March 9th, 2016

WHERE: Mount Meru Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania

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