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Africa: Stay With the ICC

by Coalition for theICC category: Cause

“I'm calling on African leaders at the #AUSummit to stand up for victims of atrocities & #StayWiththeICC http://thndr.it/18SEtxX

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Africa: Stay With the ICC

African leaders may be asked to vote on withdrawing from the Rome Statute or ending cooperation with the International Criminal Court (ICC) at an extraordinary summit of the African Union (AU) on 11-12 October.

We need YOUR help to ensure this doesn’t happen.

Join our Thunderclap to call on African leaders who support justice to stand with victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide by publicly rejecting proposals to withdraw from the Rome Statute and defending the work of the ICC.

The Thunderclap (i.e. the simultaneous posting of messages) is set for Friday, 11 Oct at 11.00am GMT (13.00 in Addis Ababa), the first day of the summit. 

These efforts threaten to endanger one of the strongest tools for international peace and justice ever—a treaty and Court that would not exist without the strong and overwhelming support of African governments since 1998.

The AU summit has been arranged on the foot of efforts by some politicians and officials in Kenya to undermine the ICC trials of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto. Both are suspected of orchestrating mass violence that followed the Kenya's 2007-08 elections, during which over 1,000 were killed and more than 600,000 displaced.

Some politicians accuse the ICC of unjustly "victimizing" their leaders, while government officials are trying to enlist other AU states to support their cause. This ignores the fact that Kenya's own lawmakers failed to establish a national tribunal to determine responsibility for the post-election violence.

Africa's leaders must send a strong message that they are fully behind the ICC's efforts to fill the impunity gap in Kenya and provide justice to victims.

The ICC's ability to provide both retributive and restorative justice gives millions of victims of violent conflict in Africa hope of redress for the great harm they have suffered.

Certain African leaders who have been accused of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide must not be allowed to claim that they are victims.

WIth your help we can ensure that Africa can #STAYWITHTHEICC in the fight against impunity and search for justice.



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The Coalition for the ICC is a global network of over 2500 civil society organizations in 150 countries working in partnership to ensure that the ICC is fair, effective and independent, and to increase access to justice for victims of grave crimes.

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