By Justice Hub
The African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was as always eventful for the world of International Justice. The Hague Trials Kenya covered the unfolding events closely, providing opinion and analysis on Kenya’s anti-ICC campaign and what might come of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights.
Nine things about the African Court of Justice and Human Rights
At the recently concluded 24th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Kenya made a spirited attempt to fast track the creation of the Africa Court, a move which appears to be part of the anti-ICC campaign. However, some African countries were cautious about signing off on the African Court on Human and People’s Rights’ statute as contained in the Malabo Protocol. Out of the 54 AU members, only 11 signed the protocol.
The Hague Trials Kenya laid out three rather negative and six fairly positive aspects about the future African Court of Justice and Human Rights in this article
Can African allies like Mugabe boost Kenya’s anti-ICC campaign?
At the African Union (AU) meeting this past week, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta attempted to pull off a diplomatic miracle. He tried to convince African leaders that the biggest threat to the continent’s future doesn’t stem from bloodthirsty militias like Nigeria’s Boko Haram or internecine conflicts in countries like the Central African Republic and South Sudan. Instead, Kenyatta put it to them that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a “grave risk to peace and security” in Africa.
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DR. MEDDY is a cartoonist who works for the Cartoon Movement.