Among the criticisms against the International Criminal Court is that it has preoccupied itself with Africa and failed to investigate equally severe conflicts elsewhere. Thirty-four of the 122 signatories to the Rome Statute, which established the court, are African countries – more than from any other continent. Since it was formed in 2002, the court has opened investigations in 20 criminal cases in eight African states. It is currently pursuing more cases in Africa than in all other world regions combined. This disproportionate focus on the continent has been a subject of intense scrutiny in recent years. Does ICC have an Africa problem? Should Africa abandon the ICC?
Join The CMPI Dialogue to discuss this important topic with Dr. Joseph Chilengi, the Presiding Officer, ECOSOCC, African Union, Addis Ababa.
Friday, August 5th, 2016
4 West 43rd Street,
New York, NY 10036
Time: 12.00 noon
Light refreshment will be served