International Justice in Africa



10:00 am - 6:00 pm



 International Justice in Africa


After 17 years in operation, The International Criminal Court (ICC) has come under repeated criticism, including accusations of bias against African states and failure to prosecute against genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

This event will look at on-going human rights issues across Africa with a particular focus on Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa and Sudan. The discussion will highlight potential ways to reform the ICC and implement best-practice regarding integration with domestic judiciaries and institutions in order to protect fundamental human rights on the African continent.

Delivered in partnership with The Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD), The Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice (CCRJ) and The University of London’s Centre of African Studies.


Justice Richard Goldstone – Former Judge and Chairperson of the Public Violence and Intimidation Inquiry (Goldstone Commission)

Dr Dan Plesch – Director, Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy, SOAS

Robert Misigaro Journalist, BBC Great Lakes/ BBC Africa

Chair: Professor Fareda Banda Chair, Centre for African Studies, SOAS

More speakers to be announced soon.