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The International Criminal Court and Africa

Charles Chernor Jalloh and Ilias Bantekas

Abstract

Africa has been at the forefront of contemporary global efforts towards ensuring greater accountability for international crimes. But the continent’s early embrace of international criminal justice seems to be taking a new turn with the recent pushback from some African states claiming that the emerging system of international criminal law represents a new form of imperialism masquerading as international rule of law. This work analyses the relationship and tensions between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Africa. It traces the origins of the confrontation between African governments ... More

Keywords: Africa, International Criminal Court, Africa and the International Criminal Court, International Criminal Court and Africa, international criminal law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198810568
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198810568.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Chernor Jalloh, editor
Professor of Law, Florida International University, Miami, USA

Ilias Bantekas, editor
Professor of International Law, Brunel Law School, UK

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Introduction

Charles Chernor Jalloh, and Ilias Bantekas

5 The International Criminal Court and the African Union

Gino Naldi and Konstantinos D Magliveras

6 Trying Sitting Heads of State

Paola Gaeta and Patryk I Labuda

13 Who Will Prosecute Piracy in Africa?

Efthymios Papastavridis

Conclusion

Charles Chernor Jalloh, and Ilias Bantekas

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