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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.

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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.