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The ‘complementarity principle’ could increase the ICC’s global legitimacy

Wambua, Muema (2021) The ‘complementarity principle’ could increase the ICC’s global legitimacy. Africa at LSE (11 Aug 2021). Blog Entry.

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The ICC has come under sustained attacks for a disproportionate focus on crimes in Africa, discrediting the Court’s mandate amid accusations of bias. By looking inwardly and by actualising the ‘complementarity principle’, the new Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan has an opportunity to strengthen municipal criminal courts’ capacity for trying atrocity crimes, which could thereby enhance the legitimacy of the ICC as the Court of last resort.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
K Law > K Law (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2021 14:57
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 11:14

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