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n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - A (new) new regional International Criminal Court for Africa? : comments

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Abstract

In June 2014, African Heads of State and Governments meeting in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, adopted a (the available at ). The revises the (not yet in force) () (available at ) - 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 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 comes into effect (whenever that may be). To make matters worse (or better), the 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 ).

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2014-01-01
2016-12-02
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