Author archives: Evelyn Ankumah

“The ICC and Africa: Worrying Decisions to Withdraw”

More than ten years after the establishment of the International Criminal Court, Africa continues to dominate the work of and debates on this court. We cannot deny that the relationship between Africa and the Court has been troublesome. The recent decisions of Burundi, South Africa, and Gambia to deposit instruments of withdrawal to the UN…

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“Complementarity Beyond the ICC: The AU’s Malabo Protocol”

Complementarity is one of the key principles of the Rome Statute system for international criminal justice. Complementarity expresses the conviction that the ICC is, and should be, a court of last resort. This means that the ICC only has, or should only assume, jurisdiction when national courts are unable or unwilling to take responsibility for…

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