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Kimberly Brody
Senior Program Associate, Rights & Justice Initiatives

On October 11 and 12, the AU will meet in an extraordinary summit to discuss pulling out of the Rome Statute, the agreement that created the ICC. Such a decision would have major implications both for ICC itself and for accountability for perpetrators of human rights abuses in Africa and around the world. The nearly three dozen African countries that are currently party to the Rome Statute must vote against this proposal and reaffirm their commitment to justice for victims, an end to impunity at the highest levels for the gravest crimes, and an international system that supports the rule of law.

The absence of competitive opposition political parties and the dominance of state-run media have led to a political culture of patronage and corruption in Namibia.

Issues: 
Democratic Governance, Freedom of Expression, Media Freedom
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

Signature Reports

Special Reports

Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa 2007

Freedom House released an analysis of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa showing that the region has experienced notable increases in freedom over the past generation, although more setbacks than gains were seen in 2006.

Issues: 
Democratic Governance
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

Programs

In September 2010, Freedom House launched an initiative aimed at enhancing the ability of Namibian civil society to function as effective advocates for, and monitors of, good governance.