The proposed international criminal jurisdiction for the African court: some problematic aspects

Abass, Ademola, (2013). The proposed international criminal jurisdiction for the African court: some problematic aspects. Netherlands International Law Review, LX 27-50

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    Author Abass, Ademola
    Title The proposed international criminal jurisdiction for the African court: some problematic aspects
    Appearing in Netherlands International Law Review
    Volume LX
    Publication Date 2013
    Place of Publication The Hague
    Publisher T.M.C. Asser Press
    Start page 27
    End page 50
    Language eng
    Abstract This article discusses some problems arising from the proposed conferral of international criminal jurisdiction on the African Court of Justice and Human Rights. While it is uncertain whether the AU will ever adopt the Draft Protocol amending the Statute of the Court, it is worthwhile examining certain provisions of the Protocol which, in addition to the myriad political hurdles that will militate against the adoption and/or entry into force of the Protocol, will most likely pre-vent the Court from exercising that jurisdiction. The article concludes that the future of international criminal justice in Africa lies not in the duplication of international criminal justice systems, but in the AU ensuring that its member states take the prevention and domestic prosecution of international crimes more seriously, and in the ICC improving its modus operandi vis-ネ-vis its member states.
    Copyright Holder T.M.C. Asser Instituut and Contributors
    Copyright Year 2013
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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