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NCICC's Newsletter Vol. 2, Issue 2, February-March 2014.Download here...

The relationship between the ICC and the AU has been facing some challenges, with the AU calling on its members not to cooperate with the ICC. NCICC three other NGOs working in Nigeria have filed a suit at the African Court, seeking the guidance of the court on the issue of superiority of an African state party's obligations to the Rome Statute and the Resolution of the African Union. Download a copy of the suit here ...

NGOs welcome participation of 922 victims in hearing to decide if M23 leader, Ntaganda, will face ICC trial... Read here

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Letter from NCICC and African Civil Society Organizations for support of ICC at AU Summit... Read here

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ICC weekly update for 6th September, here

ICC weekly update for 30th August, here

Decision of the Pre-Trial Chamber II of the ICC on the cooperation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria regarding Omar Al-Bashir's arrest and surrender to the here

CICC press release: Trial of Kenyan Post Election Violence Suspects to Open in The Hague... read here

ICC weekly update for 26th August, 2013... read here

ICC weekly update for 20th August, 2013... read here

Some Sudanese Cartoons depicting Al-Bahir Fleeing Nigeria appearing in Sudanese media... download here and here

On 16th July, 2013, the Pre Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court Requests Nigeria to immediately arrest Omar Al Bashir read more...

NCICC NEWSLETTER: Vol.2 , Issue 1, Oct-Dec 2011. Download Here

At the on going ASP 10 meeting in New York, the second day of the plenary session was dedicated to the elections of ICC judges. The three new ICC judges elected to date at the ASP 10 are: Read More>>

Boko Haram not Nigeria's only intractable problem

Nigeria's electoral commission has decided to hold elections as scheduled on February 14 despite a raging insurgency in the country's northeast and a plea by an aide of President Goodluck Jonathan to postpone the polls.

The decision is the correct one - even though Boko Haram jihadists, who have killed more than 13 000 people and displaced a million since 2009, are running rings around the Nigerian military in their bloody campaign to establish an Islamic caliphate.

It is imperative that Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, holds elections at this critical juncture in its history.

Military force alone - even if unleashed under the auspices of the UN and the African Union - will not be enough to defeat the extremists, who enjoy some support among Islamic fundamentalists in the northeast.

It is critical that next month's elections are seen to be free, fair and credible. Military force needs to be underpinned by the voice of the people - and by all accounts most Nigerians are sickened by the wanton violence.

The immediate priority for Jonathan's overstretched security forces will be to safeguard the polls: in 2011, election-related violence claimed the lives of about 1000 people.

Another major headache is to ensure that the hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency get a chance to cast their vote.

After the elections the new government in Lagos must devise ways to heal the long-standing divisions between the mainly Christian south of the country and the predominantly Muslim north.

It must also redouble its efforts to fight corruption and improve governance and services to the people.

Last year, lack of clean running water killed more people than Boko Haram.

This is a shameful indictment on a country with Nigeria's oil wealth.




Report of the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC on the On-going Preliminary Examination of the Situation in Nigeria, 5th August, 2013... Download here

Human Rights in Counter Terrorism Administration in Nigeria. Download Document

Press Release: 15th July, 2013, NCICC call for the arrest and surrender of Al-Bashir... Download here

Press Release: 02 December 2011: Kudos for Africa - Who will be the Next Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court?

And they said it couldn’t be done! The International Criminal Court’s deputy prosecutor has edged out 51 other candidates to win the informal endorsement of the 119 countries that support the tribunal to be its next chief prosecutor. Download Document

Message from Assembly of State Parties (ASP): From 12–21 December 2011, the Nigerian government will join the 119 International Criminal Court (ICC) states parties for the 10th session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) of the ICC. Download Document

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