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The African Research Initiative hosts many seminars, events and affairs to promote and educate individuals on the African Court system.

Opportunities for African Law Interns:

Currently, the African Court Research Initiative (ACRI) is sponsoring an internship project during Fall 2016 related to international criminal law and justice. Applications are currently being accepted for the position of Research Intern to work on an Open Society Initiative project. The key focus of the project will be on the African Union’s June 2014 protocol (“Malabo Protocol”) conferring criminal, human rights and general jurisdiction on the African Court of Justice and Human and People’s Rights and its international legal, historical, political and social framework.

Applications for this position are due on July 25, 2016 and 5pm EST.

For more information on this opportunity, please refer to the African Internship Opportunity page.

African Court Research Initiative International Symposium:

In the spirit of developing a productive approach to understanding the complexities of newly forging African regionalisms, the African Court Research Initiative (“ACRI”), based at Florida International and Carleton Universities, will launch a two-day international symposium convened by Professors Charles C. Jalloh and M. Kamari Clarke, in collaboration with the Office of the Legal Counsel and Directorate of Legal Affairs of the African Union Commission under Professor Vincent O. Nmehielle, to explore the justice challenges posed by the Amendments Protocol. The meeting will provide a space for leading experts drawn from academia, legal practice and civil society, from Africa and throughout the world, to engage the merits or lack thereof of the regional treaty and its implications in shaping how we understand the newly re-conceptualized African regional system.

The symposium will further offer the opportunity for constructive thinking, by both the experts and judges of the present African Court of Human Rights based in Arusha, Tanzania, on how ancillary instruments such as rules of procedure and evidence as well as elements of crimes documents could be used to strengthen the legal framework that underpin the work of the future court. Ultimately, we hope to host a meaningful dialogue that can be used to identify both the opportunities and challenges that the Amendments Protocol might represent not just for Africa, but also for the advocacy work of civil society and the future of international criminal law and justice.

The symposium will be held at Mount Meru Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania on July 28 and 29, 2016. Please Refer to the Upcoming Events tab for more information. Please be aware that you must register to attend the event.


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