The Institute for Security Studies and The Hague Institute for Global Studies are hosting a seminar on 'African efforts to close the impunity gap: Lessons for complementarity from national and regional actions' on the sidelines of the upcoming ASP in The Hague. The ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, Dire Tladi (South African Mission to the UN in New York) and Prof Max du Plessis will speak at the event. According to the invite:
The position taken by the African Union towards the ICC creates the impression that African states are resistant to international criminal justice. The reality is quite different. Many African countries are committed to ending impunity: a majority have ratified the Rome Statute, four have referred situations to the ICC, and most comply with the Court’s requests for cooperation. The continent provides various examples of international justice in practice, either in the form of ICC complementarity or a wider array of justice processes driven by governments and civil society aimed at closing the impunity gap. This seminar will consider these developments and what they mean for our understanding of complementarity.
The seminar will take place on Friday 16 November 2012 from 13.15 – 15.00, at the Oceania Lounge, World Forum Centre, The Hague. Those wishing to attend should contact Ms Myrte Klaasman (firstname.lastname@example.org).