Africa, the U.S. & the Internal Criminal Court: How important is ICC in U.S.-Africa relations

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017, 2:00 pm

The international Criminal Court (ICC) seems a most viable forum for holding Africa’s leaders to accountability regarding atrocities and mass crimes. Recently, however, some African countries have withdrawn from the ICC and others threaten to withdraw. A panel will shine the spotlight on current challenges facing the ICC, highlight the impact of countries withdrawing from the ICC, identify promising possible solutions, and recommend positive roles that African and American actors could play to improve official attitudes towards the ICC.


Akwe Amosu, Open Society Foundations, NYC; Bonnie Holcomb, ADNA; Nii Akuetteh, ADNA; and Alex Carnes, Sen. Leahy’s office


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