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dc.contributor.authorChigara, B-
dc.contributor.authorNwankwo, CM-
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-15T10:20:18Z-
dc.date.available2015-
dc.date.available2015-12-15T10:20:18Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationNordic Journal of Human Rights, 2015, 33 (3), pp. 243 - 268en_US
dc.identifier.issn1891-8131-
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/11759-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines, under the light of international law, African States’ fascination and fall-out with the ICC. It examines the challenge to international institutions and to international justice for high crimes posed by the quasi-supranational African Union’s (AU) emergent practice of ordering its Member States Parties not to co-operate with ICC Arrest Warrants against African Heads of States/Governments. The legal substance of AU claims and the AU’s own interpretations of the standards of sovereign immunity and universal jurisdiction are also examined. The article shows that emergent AU recalcitrance to ICC orders is difficult to dismiss even though it may be contrary to current international law on the Law of Treaties which nullifies resort to domestic local law as a justification for breach of the strictures of international law. In particular, AU claims that universal jurisdiction and sovereign immunity should be redefined to suit their concerns contradict recent international efforts to combat impunity for international crimes.en_US
dc.format.extent243 - 268-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversitetsforlaget (Scandinavian University Press)en_US
dc.subjectWar crimesen_US
dc.subjectGenocideen_US
dc.subjectCrimes against humanityen_US
dc.subjectHuman rightsen_US
dc.subjectJusticeen_US
dc.subjectUniversal Jurisdictionen_US
dc.subjectSovereign Immunityen_US
dc.subjectAUen_US
dc.subjectICCen_US
dc.subjectOTPen_US
dc.subjectEUen_US
dc.subjectAl Bashiren_US
dc.title‘To be or not to be?’ The African Union and its Member States Parties' Participation as High Contracting States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (1998)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/18918131.2015.1105559-
dc.relation.isPartOfNordic Journal of Human Rights / Nordisk Tidsskrift for Menneskerettigheter-
pubs.issue3-
pubs.publication-statusPublished-
pubs.publication-statusPublished-
pubs.volume33-
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