Professor Jalloh Tapped to Represent the African Union before the International Criminal Court in The Hague

Next week, FIU Law Professor Charles C. Jalloh and member of the International Law Commission will appear as one of two External Counsel representing the African Union in unprecedented oral hearings convened by the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) in The Hague, Netherlands. The ICC Appeals Chamber invited the AU, 33 of whose 55-member states have voluntarily joined the ICC, to share amicus curiae observations in probably the most important appeal in the Court’s 20-year history. The appeal, by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, concerns a controversial lower court ruling that Jordan – as one of the ICC’s 123 States Parties – failed to comply with its obligations under the ICC Statute when it refused to arrest and surrender the president of Sudan during his visit to Amman in March 2017. Read the ICC’s press release concerning the hearings, the AU’s announcement of the submission of its brief, and the AU’s observations. In October 2015, Professor Jalloh was also tapped as external counsel for the AU in its first ever amicus brief to the ICC Appeals Chamber in another case involving Kenya’s president.