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The International Criminal Court and Conflict Prevention in Africa

Forthcoming in Tony Karbo and Kudrat Virk (eds.), Towards a New Pax Africana: Making, Keeping, and Building Peace in the Post-Cold War Era

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 20/2017

25 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2017  

Sarah Nouwen

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Date Written: April 1, 2017

Abstract

Forthcoming in Tony Karbo and Kudrat Virk (eds.), Towards a New Pax Africana: Making, Keeping, and Building Peace in the Post-Cold War Era, this chapter examines the role of the International Criminal Court in conflict prevention. To that end, it explores three sub-questions. First, what does the ICC have to do with prevention? Second, what does the Court have to do with the prevention of conflict in particular? And finally, even more specifically, what does it have to do with the prevention of conflict in Africa? In reflecting upon these questions, the chapter highlights some of the most frequent assumptions underpinning claims about the ICC and conflict prevention on the continent.

Keywords: Conflict Prevention, International Criminal Justice, International Criminal Court, Deterrence, Africa, Peace

Suggested Citation

Nouwen, Sarah, The International Criminal Court and Conflict Prevention in Africa (April 1, 2017). Forthcoming in Tony Karbo and Kudrat Virk (eds.), Towards a New Pax Africana: Making, Keeping, and Building Peace in the Post-Cold War Era; University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 20/2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2951237

Sarah Maria Heiltjen Nouwen (Contact Author)

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
United Kingdom

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