The International Criminal Court and Africa

Charles C. Jalloh and Ilias Bantekas, eds., The International Criminal Court and Africa (New York/NY: OXFORD University Press, 2017)

Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-47

Posted: 2 Nov 2017

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Charles C. Jalloh

Florida International University College of Law

Ilias Bantekas

Brunel University London - Brunel Law School

Date Written: October 31, 2017

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 resistance 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 book analyses the relationship and tensions between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Africa. It traces the origins of the confrontation between African governments, both acting individually and within the framework of the African Union, and the permanent Hague-based ICC. Leading commentators offer valuable insights on the core legal and political issues that have confused the relationship between the two sides and expose the uneasy interaction between international law and international politics. They offer suggestions on how best to continue the fight against impunity, using national, ICC, and regional justice mechanisms, while taking into principled account the views and interests of African States.

Keywords: international crimes, international criminal justice, International Criminal Court (ICC), Africa

Suggested Citation

Jalloh, Charles C. and Bantekas, Ilias, The International Criminal Court and Africa (October 31, 2017). Charles C. Jalloh and Ilias Bantekas, eds., The International Criminal Court and Africa (New York/NY: OXFORD University Press, 2017); Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-47. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3062860

Charles C. Jalloh (Contact Author)

Florida International University College of Law ( email )

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Ilias Bantekas

Brunel University London - Brunel Law School ( email )

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Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
United kingdom

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