Criminal justice and accountability in Africa: Regional and national developments
Edited by Rashida Manjoo, Dominique Mystris & Mashood Baderin
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About the publication
Historically Africa has suffered from numerous conflicts which are typically addressed through international criminal law mechanisms and courts, but the need for a broader approach is both evident and demanded. This book pulls together the debates originating from the conference “Criminal Justice and Accountability in Africa: National and Regional Developments” and highlights the different approaches and mechanisms used to date and what can be taken from them to advance justice and accountability across the African continent.
Table of Contents
Pursuing criminal justice and accountability in Africa – regional and national developments
Dominique Mystris and Rashida Manjoo
International criminal justice and accountability in Africa: Balancing between legal idealism and legal realism
Mashood A. Baderin
Indigenous and tribal mechanisms of transitional justice – filling the gaps in formal justice systems?
Post colonialism and sovereignty v international justice: The case of Angola
Criminal jurisdiction in The African Court of Justice and
Human and People’s Rights: Can Africans hope for a brighter future in fighting impunity?
Lillian Mihayo Mongella and Theresa Akpoghome
Understanding African justice mechanisms as part of the African peace and security architecture: Moving beyond an anti-ICC understanding
The positive implications of the Malabo Protocol and the African Court: The exercise of ‘judicial’ selfdetermination by African States and the possibility of the new complementary system with the ICC