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International criminal justice in Africa : neocolonial agenda or strengthened accountability?

Show simple item record Goodman, Rachel Mncwabe, Nokukhanya 2014-08-13T12:03:28Z 2014-08-13T12:03:28Z 2011-10
dc.description Annexe 13 of final technical report en
dc.description.abstract The decision to uphold the amnesty conferred upon Thomas Kwoyelo at the International Crimes Division (ICD) of the High Court in Uganda, poses interesting questions for the current international crime regime. Both the Kwoyelo trial and the current ICC Kenya cases beg the question: what are the standards for complementarity in Africa, and has the current approach to international criminal justice been sufficiently respectful of sovereignty, focused on victims, and sustainable in the long term? A closer examination of these cases and other international, regional, national and local accountability initiatives on the continent will show political calculations play a disproportionate role in shaping the justice sought for large-scale violations. This article seeks to contribute to the debate on international criminal justice; in particular it advocates that a victim-centered accountability system provides the most effective justice, and further that institutions within Africa must have the legitimate opportunity to achieve accountability for the crimes that take place within the continent. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (20 p.) en
dc.format.mimetype Application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), Johannesburg, ZA en
dc.relation.ispartof ATJRN brief / African Transitional Justice Research Network; October 2011 en
dc.subject VICTIMS en
dc.subject WAR CRIMES en
dc.subject GOVERNANCE en
dc.subject CONGO DR en
dc.subject KENYA en
dc.subject RWANDA en
dc.subject UGANDA en
dc.title International criminal justice in Africa : neocolonial agenda or strengthened accountability? en
dc.type Policy Brief en
idrc.project.number 105353
idrc.project.componentnumber 105353001
idrc.project.title African Transitional Justice Research Network - Phase II en
idrc.dspace.access IDRC Only en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
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