ABOUT THE GROUP
African Group of Experts on International Criminal Justice
About the group
The group was formed in 2010 under the auspices of the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) based in Brussels, Belgium. In 2012, the group’s activities were transferred to the Rule of Law Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya. The group meets annually to discuss matters related to international criminal justice on the African continent.
The members of the group are drawn from various parts of Sub-Saharan Africa and consist of academics and legal practitioners holding expertise in the field of international criminal law.
The group’s primary focus is to produce a regular edited publication to serve as an annual compendium of international criminal justice on the African continent. The publication is created by Africans for a global readership and aims to provide contemporaneous, diverse and critical perspectives from within Africa regarding important developments and issues relating to the prosecution of international and transnational crimes on the continent. The publication aims to reflect the character of the modern, complementarity-centred international criminal justice system in that its focus falls not only on supranational (continental and regional) developments but also on developments at state level within Sub-Saharan Africa. Furthermore, the publication aims to reflect both legal and extra-legal developments in order to provide a holistic understanding of the project of international criminal justice as it affects Africa and Africans as well as the challenges facing this project.
Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa
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