n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - A (new) new regional International Criminal Court for Africa? : comments
|Article Title||A (new) new regional International Criminal Court for Africa? : comments|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||South African Journal of Criminal Justice|
|Affiliations||1 University of KwaZulu-Natal|
|Publication Date||Jan 2014|
|Pages||199 - 209|
In June 2014, African Heads of State and Governments meeting in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, adopted a Protocol on Amendments to the Protocol on the Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights (the ACJHPR Amendment available at http://www.au.int/en/content/protocol-amendments-protocol-statute-african-court-justice-and-human-rights). The ACJHPR Amendment revises the (not yet in force) Protocol on the Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights (ACJHR Protocol) (available at http://www.au.int/en/sites/ default/files/PROTOCOL_STATUTE_AFRICAN_COURT_JUSTICE_AND_HUMAN_RIGHTS.pdf) - which was adopted in 2008 to merge the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights with the proposed African Court of Justice. The aim of the 2014 ACJHPR Amendment is to grant the resultant Court 'International Criminal Law' jurisdiction, adding to the 'Human Rights' jurisdiction it presently exercises and the 'General International Law' jurisdiction it is expected to exercise when the 2008 ACJHR Protocol comes into effect (whenever that may be). To make matters worse (or better), the ACJHPR Amendment also introduces a change in nomenclature: the new amended, revised African Court will be called the 'African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples Rights' (the ACJHPR) (art 8 ACJHPR Amendment).
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