Central African Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 159. Amnesty
Section B. Prohibition on amnesty for war crimes
The Central African Republic’s Amnesty Law (2008) states:
Excluded from [the amnesty established by] this Amnesty Law are the crimes stipulated in the Rome Statute [1998 ICC Statute], notably: … war crimes or any other crime within the competence of the International Criminal Court.
The Central African Republic’s Penal Code (2010) states: “The aforementioned crimes [genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes] may not be the object of an amnesty or of a pardon.”
In Article 2 of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the Government of the Central African Republic and the Armée Populaire pour la Restauration de la Démocratie (APRD), Front Démocratique du Peuple Centrafricain (FDPC) and Union des Forces Démocratiques pour le Rassemblement (UFDR), the parties agreed to
[t]he promulgation of a law of general amnesty with regard to the soldiers, combatants and civilians of the politico-military movements of APRD, FDPC and UFDR for crimes and offences prosecuted under national Central African jurisdiction, with the exception of crimes under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.