22-24 March 2016
How can the African Union resolution exempting serving Heads of State from prosecution be reconciled with the duty to render justice for atrocity crimes? This panel explores the ongoing controversy over the scope of immunity under international law, and in particular whether Heads of State enjoy immunity from prosecution for international crimes.
• Patryk I. Labuda
Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
• Dapo Akande
Professor of Public International Law, University of Oxford
• Christopher Gevers
Lecturer, School of Law, University of KwaZulu-Natal
• Max Du Plessis
Associate Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Advocate of the High Court of South Africa
• Dire Tladi
Professor of International Law, University of Pretoria; Special Adviser to the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa; Member of the UN International Law Commission
The Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) held the first of its bi-annual symposia events at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, from 22-24 March 2016.
The event, co-organised by the Africa Group and the Wayamo Foundation, brought together experts on international criminal justice, human rights activists, academics and practitioners from the field of international law to discuss a range of issues around the theme, of “African Justice mechanisms and their interplay with the International Criminal Court”.