The International Criminal Court in Africa

Hobson, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0001-8081-6699 (2018) The International Criminal Court in Africa. In: The Routledge Handbook of African Development. Routledge International Handbooks . Routledge / Taylor & Francis, London. ISBN 9781138890299

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Entering into force on 1 July, 2002, the Rome Statute established the International Criminal Court (ICC) with jurisdiction over ‘the most serious crimes of concern to the international community’: Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, and War Crimes (ICC, 2002: 3). This chapter is concerned with the way in which the ICC has been conducting its work in Africa, and it does this in four parts. The first part details key aspects of the legislation underpinning the ICC and outlines some of the criticisms of the ICCs conduct in Africa. The second part explores the difficult relationships the court has with the African Union, discussing the impacts of this for the effective working of the ICC on the continent. The third part examines debates around the ICCs wider impact, particularly on states transitioning from violence. The chapter concludes with a short discussion on the future for the ICC in Africa, outlining some potential solutions to the difficulties it faces.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 48
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human geography. Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
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Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2017 11:00
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:58

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