Please be informed that a high level, pan-African, lessons learned conference to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will be held in Arusha, at Snow Crest Hotel, from 28th February to 1st March 2013.
The Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) is convening this conference in cooperation with the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC), the International Bar Association (IBA), and the Commonwealth Secretariat with the support of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UN-ICTR).
This conference is part of AFLA’s ongoing efforts to engage civil societies across Africa in a series of “lessons learned capacity building exercises” on Africa and the ICC. It is aimed at taking stock of what impact the ICC and international criminal justice have had on the African continent and at promoting ratification of the ICC Statute in Africa, as well as increase understanding and access to the ICC so as to help enhance African support and cooperation for the ICC.
Approximately 100 people will participate in the conference including civil societies, legal fraternities, gender advocates, academics, State officials, and opinion leaders from the African region and abroad. Their counterparts from ICC state parties from Northern countries will participate to share experiences on complementarity of International Justice at the national level, the status of the ongoing ratification process and implementation of the ICC Statute, which are truly essential in support of ICC in Africa.