Amnesty International’s Africa Programme Director Netsanet Belay discusses some of the major challenges and opportunities facing the project of international criminal justice. Belay covers the record of the International Criminal Court to date, the importance of the Rome Statute as a tool of accountability, the Malabo Protocol, the establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights with jurisdiction over international crimes, and a potential advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on the subject of head of state immunities under international law.
Belay spoke to the Wayamo Foundation’s Deputy Director Mark Kersten, at International Symposium hosted by Wayamo on the theme “South Africa and International Criminal Justice — Charting the Way Forward”. The symposium was held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 19 August 2018.
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