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The ICC Crisis in Africa: An Opportunity for the Philippines?

dc.contributor.authorMark Edel V. Diaz
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-01T15:25:34Z
dc.date.available2017-06-01T15:25:34Z
dc.date.issued2017-03-31
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/6931
dc.description.abstractIn October 2016, Burundi, South Africa, and Gambia withdrew from the International Criminal Court (ICC), a decision believed to be rooted in the Court’s alleged bias against Africans. The ICC, thus far, has indicted 36 people – all of whom are Africans. Moreover, nine out of the ten investigations it is currently working on involve Africans. This has caused lingering doubt on the integrity of the judicial organization among Africans, with states such as Namibia and Uganda expressing their intent to pull out before and Kenya even proposing a mass withdrawal to the African Union. It is worth noting that the African bloc is the largest regional contingent, with 34 out of the 124 States Parties. Nevertheless, several countries continue to support the Court, such as Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia. The change of leadership in Gambia earlier this year also called for a revocation of their withdrawal; while a judge in South Africa blocked the withdrawal and argued that it was unconstitutional. The differing opinions among Africans clearly signal an impending crisis for the ICC. Whether or not the Court is partial against Africans requires a whole different examination. The more apparent concern in this case is the problematic relationship of the ICC with many of African States Parties that may be another manifestation of the current trend of neoliberal institutions becoming weaker and less significant. There were also initiatives, however, of expanding the jurisdiction of the homegrown African Court of Justice and Human Rights to try international criminal cases, although this is yet to be adopted due to financial and structural constraints. Also, the diminishing influence of the ICC is sure to impact the global fight against impunity and upholding of human rights and international law.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherCenter for International Relations and Strategic Studies
dc.titleThe ICC Crisis in Africa: An Opportunity for the Philippines?
dc.typeReports
dc.subject.expertPublic Administration
dc.subject.expertInstitutional Framework
dc.subject.expertCorporate Restructuring
dc.subject.expertNeeds assessment
dc.subject.expertProject impact
dc.subject.expertResources evaluation
dc.subject.adbResults-Based Monitoring And Evaluation
dc.subject.adbPublic Policy Evaluation
dc.subject.adbProject Evaluation & Review Technique
dc.subject.adbOperations Evaluation
dc.subject.adbGovernance
dc.subject.adbCorporate Governance Reform
dc.subject.naturalGrievance procedures
dc.subject.naturalRisk assessment
dc.subject.naturalDecentralization in government
dc.subject.naturalCivil government
dc.subject.naturalPolitical development
dc.subject.naturalSubnational governments
dc.subject.naturalLaw
dc.subject.naturalCivil rights
dc.subject.naturalLegislation
dc.subject.naturalMunicipal government
dc.subject.naturalCumulative effects assessment
dc.subject.naturalHuman rights and globalization
dc.subject.naturalGovernment
dc.subject.naturalPolitical development
dc.title.seriesCIRSS Commentaries
dc.title.volumeVol. IV, NO. 6
dc.contributor.imprintThe Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies
oar.themeEvaluation
oar.themeGovernance
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji Islands
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryFederated States of Micronesia
oar.countryNauru
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oar.countryPapua New Guinea
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oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
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oar.countryAfghanistan
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oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryPeople's Republic of China
oar.countryHong Kong
oar.countryChina
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.identifierOAR-006584
oar.authorDiaz, Mark Edel V.
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