Nigeria, the International Criminal Court and the United States Waiver
Omoba Oladele Opeolu Osinuga
Supreme Court of Nigeria; European Rule of Law Mission EULEX
August 14, 2010
Nigeria is a signatory to the treaty of Rome of 1998 setting up the International Criminal Court (ICC) of which the United States of America (US) is not. However the US has signed a bilateral agreement with a number of countries including Nigeria waiving the immunity of its citizens from the jurisdiction of the ICC. This paper examines this waiver within the context of Nigeria's Constitutional Law and International Law.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 7
Keywords: Constitution, ICC, International Law and Criminal Law
JEL Classification: K14, K42, K33, K42, N4, N40, N47working papers series
Date posted: August 14, 2010 ; Last revised: August 16, 2010
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