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Africa's Role and Contribution to International Criminal Justice

Book | 1st edition 2020 | World | Jeremy Sarkin, Ellah Siang'andu

This book explores a range of issues related to the development, application and enforcement of international criminal justice within Africa and on Africa. Written by experts from Africa, and adopting African perspectives, this book seeks to understand the scope and reach of these issues, nationally, regionally and globally.

Africa’s Role and Contribution to International Criminal Justice engages in theoretical and policy discourses on the substantive and procedural features of criminal law and justice in the African context. A range of topical issues are examined by the contributors, such as the ways in which African states have dealt with issues of universal jurisdiction and how victims are treated, as well as controversial questions concerning how courts function and should function in dealing with these issues. The ideas, themes, institutions, practices, concepts and patterns of convergence of criminal justice systems in Africa are also explored.

This book aims to establish a greater understanding of international criminal justice and its relation to Africa, and beyond. Further, it seeks to expand the conversation beyond the narrow topics that are so commonly discussed when matters of African criminal justice are considered.

PROF DR JEREMY SARKIN is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Nova University of Lisbon (Portugal) and Research Fellow at the University of the Free State (South Africa).

DR ELLAH T.M. SIANG’ANDU is Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Zambia and Research Fellow at the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR).

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Type of product Book
Format Paperback
EAN / ISSN 9781780689074 / 9781839700873
Series name Supranational Criminal Law: Capita Selecta
Weight 400 g
Status Available
Number of pages xiv + 284 p.
Access to exercice No
Publisher Intersentia
Language English
Publication Date Sep 23, 2020
Available on Jurisquare No
Available on Strada Belgique No
Available on Strada Europe No
Available on Strada Luxembourg No


  • Table of contents and preliminary pages
  • Introduction: Understanding the Meaning, Context, Role and Importance of African Criminal Justice on the Continent and Beyond
  • Types of International Criminal Courts in Africa
  • The Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegalese Courts and the Development of International Criminal Law in Africa
  • The Use of International Criminal Law in African Countries
  • The Nuremberg Principles in the Context of Africa: The Theory and Practice of Individual and Corporate Criminal Responsibility
  • The Application of Universal Jurisdiction in Africa
  • African Victims of Mass Atrocities Before Domestic Jurisdictions and the International Criminal Courts: Bargaining for Justice
  • The Role of the International Criminal Court in Africa: The Epic Fails?
  • Is the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights with Criminal Jurisdiction an African Solution to an African Problem?
  • Head of State Immunity in the African Context