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Recently a group of African legal experts and advocates convened in Arusha, Tanzania on October 10-11, 2013, to assess the ongoing attacks on international criminal justice and define an effective response from civil society. The meeting specifically focused on the Agenda of the Extra-Ordinary Summit of the African Union on the relationship between Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC). Organized by the International Refugee Rights Initiative, Kituo Cha Katiba and the Pan African Lawyers Union, with support from TrustAfrica, it attempted to examine the issues that are resonating the most among those engaged in justice work. These include: the role of the International Criminal Court (ICC), regional justice mechanisms, how to better represent the voices of people in the region, in addition to government voices, and other relevant topics. The meeting concluded with a list of recommendations which were submitted for the consideration of the African Union (AU), African member states, the ICC and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) (to download recommendations, see below.). TrustAfrica's International Criminal Justice program works to ensure greater collaboration and accountability among African states to transform the field of international criminal justice. For more information, please visit our page on the ICJ Project.

See below the attached file.

TrustAfrica Seeks to Improve Advocacy and Strengthen Capacity to Advance International Criminal Justice in Africa

AU Monitor
January 18, 2010

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—The Centre for Citizens’ Participation in the African Union (CCP-AU), in collaboration with many of its partners, namely the Institute for Security Studies, Oxfam International, TrustAfrica, the Open Society Initiative for East Africa and others, organised a dialogue on the current relationships between Africa and international justice institutions and the role that different stakeholders should play to promote peace and justice.

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