Stakeholders Roundtable Discussions: ‘Reflecting on collaboration between the African Court and Sub-regional courts in line with the extension of the African Court jurisdiction to criminal matters’
In the margin of the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Court in Arusha, Tanzania, the Coalition for an Effective African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Court Coalition) and its Southern Africa Focal Point, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum will organize a one-Day Stakeholders Roundtable Discussion.
The Stakeholders Roundtable Discussion aims to explore avenues of collaboration between the African Court having criminal jurisdiction and RECs courts in order to end impunity of international crimes in Africa. Stakeholders will also reflect on whether the African Court and sub-regional courts will end up having international criminal justice jurisdiction and how they will complement the work of the ICC. Discussions will focus on collaboration between the African Court and the East African Court of Justice, ECOWAS Court and SADC Tribunal.
The Discussion will gather human rights and legal experts including the President of the African Court, the President of the East African Court of Justice, Registrar of SADC Tribunal, practitioner lawyers and scholars.
This Roundtable Discussion is expected to suggest avenues for collaboration between the African Court having criminal jurisdiction and RECs courts to enhance the fight against impunity for international crimes in the Continent.
Venue: Mount Meru Hotel, Arusha, Tanzania