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Africa and the Future of the International Criminal Court
Africa and the Future of the International Criminal Court

Author(s): Jędrzej Czerep
Subject(s): Criminal Law, International Law, International relations/trade, Criminology
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Africa; International Criminal Court (ICC); legitimacy of the court in Africa; international law; criminal law;
Summary/Abstract: The future of the International Criminal Court (ICC) depends on its reputation in Africa. The withdrawal of Burundi, completed in October 2017, is an example of the problems with maintaining the legitimacy of the court on the continent, its major area of operation. If more African states follow, the ICC may not retain the prestige it has tried to build over the last two decades.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English