ent, Gerard
The Court comp osed of: Augustine S. L. RAMADHANI , Presid
OR~ . El Hadji
NIYUNGEKO , Fatsah OUGUERGOUZ, Duncan TAMBALA, Sylvain
and Angelo V
GU ISSE, Ben KIOKO , Rafaa BEN ACHOUR, Solomy B. BOSSA
MATUSSE, Judges; and Robert ENO, Registrar.
IN THE MATTER OF

REQUEST

FOR

ADVISORY

OPINION

BY

THE

COALITION

FOR

THE

ASSIS TANCE
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT, THE LEGA L DEFENCE &
MENTATION
PROJECT (LEDAP), THE CIVIL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT & DOCU
CENTER
CENTER (CIRDDOC) AND THE WOMEN ADVOCATES DOCUMENTATION
(WARDC)
After deliberations ;
Makes the following Order:

I.

Nature of the Reque st

zations (NGOs )
1. The Authors of the Request state that they are Non-governmental organi
protection of
based and registered in Nigeria and they undertake the promotion and
Africa.
human rights and the fight against impunity across Africa, especially in West
raised in this
2. The Authors submit that they ''have justiciable interest in the issues
the International
Request", noting that Nigeria is a State Party to the Rome Statute of
re bound by
Criminal Court (ICC) and a member of the African Union (AU), and therefo
thereof and the
treaty obligations under the Rome Statute by virtue of Article 86
African Union.
Resolutions of the AU, by virtue of Article 23 of the Constitutive Act of the
ity in Nigeria and
3. The Authors argue that being a coalition of NGOs working to end impun
well as on AU
across West Africa , "and engaging with these governments on ICC , as
for Advisory
issues ", they are deeply interested in the questions presented to the Court
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