Is the ICC an Institution in Crisis?

Introduction The advent of international criminal law is arguably the biggest landmark in public international law since the cold war and more especially after 1990. This milestone was characterised by, among other things, the establishment of (quasi) judicial institutions to support the then developing body of law. Subsequently, violations of international criminal law have been […]

Revisiting the ICC and the Afrika Question

Africa welcomed the International Criminal Court (ICC) with enthusiasm. Numerically, 33 out of the 121 State Parties as at June 2012 were from the continent and this constituted the “largest regional grouping among ICC member states”. The warm reception saw countries like Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali and Central African Republic self-refer cases to […]