n African Security Review - The ICC's role in Africa : essay
|Article Title||The ICC's role in Africa : essay|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||African Security Review|
|Publication Date||Jan 2003|
|Pages||61 - 69|
The newly constituted International Criminal Court is an important development in the fight against the most serious crimes of international concern. It will only be possible to look more closely at the role and impact of the court in the world, and Africa in particular, once it is explained how the court and its organs will function. In this regard the court's jurisdiction, the concept of complementarity and the role of the prosecutor are important. It would then be possible to see if the ICC could get involved in Africa, or whether it could be prevented from investigating and prosecuting such crimes. At the moment, it appears that the role of the ICC in Africa will be limited.
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