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Title:Developments in international criminal justice in Africa during 2011
Authors:Mwangi, WambuiISNI
Mphepo, TiyanjanaISNI
Periodical:African Human Rights Law Journal (ISSN 1609-073X)
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:international criminal law
international criminal courts
Abstract:Africa experienced seismic political shifts in 2011 that had a significant effect on the development of international criminal justice on the continent. The year 2011 saw the finalization of several noteworthy cases before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the conclusion of the case against Charles Taylor before the Special Court for Sierra Leone. The International Criminal Court was also in the spotlight, because of new events - the second referral by the Security Council of a head of state before the ICC; the transfer of the former head of state of Côte d'Ivoire to the ICC; as well as existing events - a cooperation request in the ICC situation in Kenya against the background of an upcoming general election; the ongoing proceedings in the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and continuing complexities in the situation in Darfur. The article reviews the developments in these courts as well as the international community's response aimed at combating piracy off the coast of Somalia. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]