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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


ICC weekly updates... Download here


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, 2013...read here


ICC weekly update for 30th August, 2013...read 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 court...read 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>>

'Huge' effort needed to fight Boko Haram: US commander

Washington (AFP) - Turning the tide against Boko Haram will require a "huge" international effort, a top US military commander warned on Tuesday, taking a swipe at Nigeria's response to the emboldened extremists.

Relations between the Nigerian and US militaries have been strained with Nigeria cancelling training by US advisers of a unit that was supposed to fight the militants, who have captured towns and villages in the country's northeast and vowed to create a hardline Islamic state.

The conflict has left more than 13,000 people dead and one million homeless.

General David Rodriguez, head of US Africa Command, said the Islamists' gains on the battlefield are cause for concern and "the number of people displaced is just staggering."

"I think it's going to take a huge international and multinational effort there to change a trajectory that continues to go in the wrong direction," Rodriguez said at an event organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank.

"The Nigerian leadership and Nigerian military are going to have to really improve their capacities to be able to handle that."

Rodriguez said the Nigerian military's response "was not working very effectively and actually in some places made it worse."

He added: "I hope that they let us help more and more."

Nigeria's ambassador to the United States, Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye, complained in November that his country is "not satisfied" with US support for the struggle against Boko Haram and that Washington has blocked the sale of some military hardware over human rights concerns.

In a visit Sunday to Lagos, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington was "prepared to do more" to help Nigeria counter Boko Haram.

Nigeria has the largest army in west Africa but has come under criticism at home and abroad for failing to stop the advance of Boko Haram.

The United States was working with Nigeria to build a comprehensive strategy "across the board, not just military," that encompassed education, economic development and health care to address the needs of the population in the north, the four-star general said.

Another "big focus" was to bolster the country's intelligence gathering, added Rodriguez.

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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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