Call For Papers and Participation :International Conference on 20 Years Since The Rome Statute Of The ICC

International Conference On : ‘‘20 Years Since The Rome Statute Of The International Criminal Court (Icc) – The Status Of International Rule Of Law, And Access To International Criminal Justice In Africa.’’

20-21 September 2018

Organised by : Department of Diplomacy and International Relations, School of Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya


During the conference, the academic dialogue will be facilitated through a combination of keynotes presentations and panels under the following themes and topics:

Sub- Theme 1: The Emergence of the Rome Statute Accountability Mechanism- Opportunities, Challenges and the way forward.

  1. Responses to international crimes in African jurisdictions prior to the Rome Statute and the International Criminal Court.
  2. Historical injustices and International crimes in Africa.
  3. Africa States’ approach and attitude towards universal jurisdiction
  4. The Legacy of the United Nations Security Council in dealing African issues.
  5. African States at Rome Conference – proposals and counter-proposals
  6. African States and International Tribunals, Cases Studies and Lessons learned
  7. The role and effectiveness of alternative justice mechanisms in Africa.

Sub-Theme 2: Politics of International Criminal Justice and Africa: ​Regional Justice Mechanisms - Obstructers or Enablers of the Rome Statute Mechanism.

  • Self-referrals in the context of African situations
  • The African States in the United Nations Security Council and their role in referral of African situations to the Office of the Prosecutors
  • Justice and Peace dilemma and the fate of the International Criminal Court.
  • Victims and Reparations for discontinued cases- what are the prospects.
  • Regionalisation of International Criminal Law- The Malabo Protocol- Enabler or Obstructer of the Rome Statute
  • International Court Justice and immunity for international crimes
  • The prospects for African Unionthe 3rd UNSC Meeting and Withdrawal Strategy

The call invites abstracts and papers from academics and practitioners in the following fields; international law, politics and international relations, African and international studies; lawyers and historians and civil society interested in presenting at the conference in any of the above themes and topics. Those interested should submit their abstracts of not more than 300 words by no later than 13th July 2018 to the following email addresses This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The authors of successful abstract shall be notified by 17th July 2018. Full papers of must be submitted by the 19th August 2018. Authors selected to present during the Conference shall have their transport or flight costs subsided.

Abstract deadline: 13th July 2018

Abstract notification: 17th July 2018

Full-papers deadline: 19th August 2018

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