Africans and Hague Justice: Realities and Perceptions of the International Criminal Court in Africa
The multidisciplinary conference “Africans and Hague Justice: Realities and Perceptions of the International Criminal Court in Africa” will be held at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands from 23-24 May 2014.
For the conference, which will be hosted by the Netherlands Association of African Studies, The Hague University of Applied Sciences and the School of Human Rights Research, we expect the attendance of many research scientists, graduate students, NGOs, diplomats and staff members from the ICC and the other international tribunals based in The Hague.
In light of the simmering tensions between the Court and some African leaders, ongoing protests in African countries against the ICC and the frequently heard objection that the Court has an anti-Africa bias, it seems timely to explore the perceptions and realities of the ICC in Africa.
With high-level contributions from various disciplines, including international law, international relations, political science, anthropology, history and media studies the conference aims to reach a better understanding of African sentiments and insights surrounding the Court.
We are proud to welcome Professor Kamari M. Clarke (
Yale University), Professor Charles C. Jalloh
(University of Pittsburgh) and Professor Makau W. Mutua (
SUNY Buffalo Law School
) as keynote speakers at the conference.
Paper presentations will focus on the following areas:
- ICC vis-à-vis traditional (African) mechanisms
- ICC and the ambivalence of African states
- ICC and the AU / ICC and AU relations
- ICC and African constraints on practice
- ICC, Africa and the West
- ICC and the Media
- Tribunals to be or not to be (Special courts)
On the page
call for papers (which unfortunately is closed) you will find more information on the rationale and the context of the conference. For practical details on registration, accommodation and transport, please check the different headings in the menu bar. If you are in a position to extend your stay with a few days to explore the city of The Hague, you find some interesting suggestions on the page
The Hague info.