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The International Criminal Court and Africa : one decade on

Author: Evelyn A Ankumah
Publisher: Cambridge ; Antwerp ; Portland : Intersentia, [2017] ©2017
Series: Africa legal aid series, volume 4
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More than ten years ago the International Criminal Court (ICC) was established as a universal court meant to achieve criminal justice worldwide. That goal still stands, but so far the Court has dedicated most of its time and resources to African conflicts in which international crimes have been committed. While the ICC can be said to contribute to criminal justice in Africa, it cannot be denied that the relationship  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: International Criminal Court and Africa
(NL-LeOCL)406793662
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Evelyn A Ankumah
ISBN: 9781780684857 1780684851 9781780684178 1780684177
OCLC Number: 1027211152
Description: 1 online resource (XXXVII, 676 pages).
Contents: Fighting impunity : African states and the International Criminal Court / Chris Maina Peter --
The Rome Statute and universal human rights / Sanji Mmasenono Monageng and Alexander Heinze --
Challenging the culture of impunity for sexual and gender-based crimes / Fatou Bensouda --
Impunity through immunity : the Kenya situation and the International Criminal Court / Leila Nadya Sadat and Benjamin Cohen --
Defence perspectives : state cooperation and ICC detention : a decade past an arrest warrant / Xavier-Jean Keïta --
Towards a multi-layered system of international criminal justice / Mia Swart --
Complementarity in practice and ICC implementing legislation : lessons from Uganda / Elizabeth Ibanda-Nahamya --
Looking back, looking forward : the implications of the termination of the Kenyatta Case before the ICC / George Kegoro --
Transforming legal concepts and gender perceptions / Brigit Inder --
Exploring efforts to resolve the tension between the AU and the ICC over the Bashir saga / Max du Plessis --
When we don't speak the same language : the challenges of multilingual justice at the ICC / Lorraine Smith Van-Lin --
The role of the African Union in international criminal justice : force for good or bad? / Godfrey M. Musila --
A seed for world peace growing in Africa : the Kampala Amendments on the crime of aggression and the Monsoon of Malabo / Jutta F. Bertram-Nothnagel --
The rights of victims of serious violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law : a human rights perspective / Cécile Aptel --
Boko Haram's insurgency in Nigeria : exploring the justice, peace and reconciliation pathways / Idayat Hassan and Benson Chinedu Olugbuo --
Ten years of International Criminal Court practice : trials, achievements and tribulations : is the ICC today what Africa expects or wants? / Akbar Khan --
Universal jurisdiction, African perceptions of the International Criminal Court and the New AU Protocol on amendments to the protocol on the statute of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights / Manuel J. Ventura and Amelia J. Bleeker --
Punishment as prevention? : the International Criminal Court and the prevention of international crimes / Kjell Follingstad Anderson --
Complementarity and Africa : tackling international crimes at the domestic level / Angela Mudukuti --
The legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda / André Klip --
Can there be justice without reparations? : indentifying gaps in gender justice / Renifa Madenga --
Transitional justice and the ICC : lessons from Rwanda / Leo C. Nwoye --
Looking forward, anticipating challenges : making sense of disjunctures in meanings of culpability / Kamari Maxine Clarke --
Building the base : local accountability for conflict-period sexual violence / Kim Thuy Seelinger and Julie Freccero --
Safety and security of protected witnesses and acquitted and released persons : lessons from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda / Roland Kouassi Amoussouga Géro --
Bridging the legal gap : the international initiative for opening negotiations on a multilateral treaty for mutual legal assistance and extradition in the domestic prosecution of atrocity crimes / Anne-Sophie Massa.
Series Title: Africa legal aid series, volume 4
Responsibility: edited by Evelyn A. Ankumah.

Abstract:

More than ten years ago the International Criminal Court (ICC) was established as a universal court meant to achieve criminal justice worldwide. That goal still stands, but so far the Court has dedicated most of its time and resources to African conflicts in which international crimes have been committed. While the ICC can be said to contribute to criminal justice in Africa, it cannot be denied that the relationship between the Court and the continent has been troublesome. The ICC has been accused of targeting Africa, and many African states do not seem willing to cooperate with the Court. Debates on Africa and international criminal justice are increasingly politicised. The authors of this volume all recognise the current problems and criticism. Yet they do not side with populist pessimists who, after just over a decade of ICC experiences, conclude that the Court and international criminal justice are doomed to fail. Rather, the contributors may be regarded as cautious optimists who believe there is a future for international criminal justice, including the ICC. The contributors use their unique specific knowledge, expertise and experiences as the basis for reflections on the current problems and possible paths for improvement, both when it comes to the ICC as such, and its specific relationship with Africa.

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