Africa Legal Aid holds Round Table Conference at the International Criminal Court (ICC)

22-02-2007

In AFLA's Book, eminent scholars and Judges, including Professor Michael Scharf and Judge Navanethem Pillay of the ICC, address important issues related to the international justice system, from an African perspective. Many of the issues discussed in the book, will be discussed at the Round Table Conference. They include: Gender and Related Crimes, Alternative Forms of Justice, South - North Aspects of International Criminal Justice and Economic Crimes and International Justice.

Why an African Perspective? That is the key question of the Round Table Conference. Evelyn A. Ankumah, Executive Director of AFLA, expresses the following concerns: "Do the various international criminal courts and tribunals have sufficient understanding for African norms and values? Given the economic and political dominance of the North, can International Law contribute to Justice in the South?"

The galaxy of participants include H.E. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, ICC  Prosecutor; H.E. Fatou Bensouda, ICC Deputy Prosecutor; and eminent Judges and Scholars such as H.E. Judge Abdul Koroma of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and Prof. Theo van Boven of the Universiteit Maastricht.

 

The Round Table Conference in The Hague will serve as a prelude to a forthcoming high level Conference, to be convened by Africa Legal Aid in cooperation with the International Criminal Court and the African Union, on the Interface between Peace and International Justice in Africa.

 

For additional information on the forthcoming Round Table Conference and/or to order the Book, please contact Africa Legal Aid at info@africalegalaid.org.

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