[DEBATE] African alternatives to the ICC

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Monday April 25 2016 - 7.00 pm
Humanity House, Prinsegracht 8, 2512 GA The Hague

The ICC is often perceived as an anti-African political instrument. African heads of state have repeatedly said how unhappy they are with The Hague-based court. Recently, during the last African Union summit, they repeated their threat to withdraw from the Rome Statute.

Could tribunals – like the Extraordinary African Chambers, which is currently trying the former Chadian president Hissène Habré – be an alternative for the continent? Join this panel discussion (in French) with Young activists from Burundi, Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo and experts of the ICC.

About the speakers:

Armel-Gilbert Bukeyeneza is an economist, journalist and blogger working for Iwacu, Burundi’s main independent newspaper. He also contributes to Yaga Burundi, a platform where Burundian activist bloggers inform people and share their thoughts about the current crisis in their country.

Chantal Faida is a Congolese blogger and social activist. She is running as an opposition ADR legislative candidate for Goma. She contributes to Waza Online an independent online magazine. She uses her voice to encourage change and peace in her country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is also the founder of UWEMA, an NGO which aims to defend and protect women’s and children rights, in particular those affected by war.

Franck Boni is a young Ivorian passionate about law and all topics related to Humans Rights and politics. He has a business law diploma and is currently preparing another master degree in the legal department. He used to be member of the national jurist students organization in Ivory Coast. He is currently working as community manager at Ivoire Justice an independent and impartial informative platform about the current Ivoirian I affairs at the International Crime Court (ICC).

Further with Pacifique Manirakiza, Dov Jacobs, and Franck Petit.

About this program:
This program is organized by RNW Media and https://justicehub.org/.

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