Monday, November 6, 2017

Seminar: The Crisis of International Criminal Law in Africa

On November 7, 2017, the University of Johannesburg, the University of Leicester, and the International Law and Policy in Africa Network will hold a Modern Law Review seminar on "The Crisis of International Criminal Law in Africa." The program is here. Here's the idea:
This seminar concerns the backlash against International Criminal Law in Africa and addresses
  • Whether the International Criminal Court (ICC) is able to prosecute acting Heads of State and if so, on whose request (immunities).
  • The African Union’s resistance to ICC jurisdiction over Heads of African States and objection to ICC universal jurisdiction.
  • The withdrawal of African states from the ICC and what that means to the ICC and International Criminal Law in general.
  • How to move forward from the crisis of the relationship between the ICC and African states.