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It is self-defeating for Africa (and South Africa) to withdraw from the international criminal court

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-01 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T13:48:36Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T13:48:36Z
dc.date.issued 2017-08-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11057
dc.description.abstract The central premise of this contribution is that calls from African Union (AU) members for Africa to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) are self-defeating and premature. We argue that these calls from a number of African political leaders contradict the continent's own values, its substantial contribution to the ICC and its own efforts at establishing peace and security. We further argue that the threatened withdrawal is untimely because the continent does not yet have its own institutional capacity to handle war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and crimes of aggression. As a result, African nations will be better off 'for now' to call for the reform of the ICC rather than demand withdrawal from the Court. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject AFRICAN UNION en
dc.subject AFRICA en
dc.subject CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM en
dc.title It is self-defeating for Africa (and South Africa) to withdraw from the international criminal court en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume February en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Namibia Law Journal en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9853 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 8761 en
dc.bibliographictitle Bohler-Muller, N. & Zongwe, D.P. (2017) It is self-defeating for Africa (and South Africa) to withdraw from the international criminal court. <i>Namibia Law Journal</i>. February:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Bohler-Muller, N. en
dc.contributor.author2 Zongwe, D.P. en


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