At the invitation, and on the sponsorship of the Directorate of Legal Affairs,  Professor Charles C. Jalloh was one of only three academic experts invited to participate in the meeting of the Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Justice and Legal Affairs at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia which was held in early May. The STC, which was composed of senior legal advisers from the 54 AU member states, reviewed and adopted eight draft treaties and model laws. African Ministers of Justice/Attorney Generals will consider the STC’s approved instruments later this week. Once endorsed by the Justice Ministers, the instruments will be recommended to the African heads of state for adoption during their summit to be held this June. Professor Jalloh, who attended as an independent international criminal law expert, made several proposals to help strengthen the Draft Protocol under which AU States are proposing to extend the jurisdiction of the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights to cover crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide, aggression, terrorism, and nine other transnational crimes of particular concern to Africa.

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