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Title:Managing setbacks for the International Criminal Court in Africa
Author:Keppler, Elise
Periodical:Journal of African Law (ISSN 0021-8553)
Geographic term:Africa
Subject:International Criminal Court
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/41709948
Abstract:The International Criminal Court (ICC) suffered two notable setbacks in Africa in 2010: the African Union's (AU) renewed call for members not to cooperate in executing ICC arrest warrants for Sudanese President al-Bashir; and the president's first visits to the territory of ICC states parties since warrants were issued in 2009 and 2010. Factors surrounding these developments suggest they do not represent the predominant view or approach to the court in Africa, where there is considerable backing for the ICC among African government officials and civil society. African ICC states parties and civil society should enhance initiatives to demonstrate the support that exists for the court, and to ensure that attacks on it are understood as limited efforts that emanate more from criticisms of the UN Security Council than of the court. Developments in 2011 reinforce these assessments. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]