Africa and the International Criminal Court by Gerhard Werle, Lovell Fernandez, Moritz Vormbaum

By Gerhard Werle, Lovell Fernandez, Moritz Vormbaum

The booklet bargains with the arguable dating among African states, represented by means of the African Union, and the overseas felony court docket. This dating begun promisingly yet has been in challenge lately. The overarching objective of the e-book is to research and talk about the achievements and shortcomings of interventions in Africa through the foreign felony courtroom in addition to to increase proposals for cooperation among overseas courts, family courts outdoor Africa and courts inside Africa. For this objective, the publication compiles contributions by means of practitioners of the overseas legal court docket and by way of function avid gamers of the judiciary of African nations in addition to by means of educational experts.

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All 122 States Parties are members of the Assembly, with equal rights in the decision-making on various issues such as the adoption of normative texts and of the budget, the election of the judges, the Prosecutor and the Deputy Prosecutor. Let me reiterate that the States Parties can and indeed should consider ways to enhance and improve the International Criminal Court through amendments to the Court’s legal framework. And the correct forum for these discussions is the Assembly of States Parties—ultimately, it is incumbent on the Assembly to identify shortcomings, to find the correct solutions to address them, and in this way shape the future course of the International Criminal Court.

From Rome to The Hague, from Tunis to Cape Town, the spirit of the International Criminal Court remains the same: putting an end to impunity for the most serious crimes that affect the international community as a whole. That is the spirit that should guide our future actions. 1 Introduction....................................................................................................................... 2 Admissibility.....................................................................................................................

For example, the nineteenth century Cheyenne of North America, boys joined their first war parties when they were 14 or 15 years old. The female warriors of Dahomey were recruited between the ages of nine and fifteen. Among the Yanomamo of Venezuela and Brazil, children were allowed to determine when they wanted to take up the role of warrior. See ibid. p. 4. 13 UNICEF 2009. 14 Human Rights Watch 2012. 15 Ibid. 16 Suárez 2009, p. 103 f. 17 Hausler et al. 2012, p. 175. 18 Amnesty International. Child Soldiers: From Cradle to War.

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