Judicial Imperialism: Politicisation of the International Criminal Justice in Africa

Judicial Imperialism: Politicisation of the International Criminal Justice in Africa 2019-05-03T12:08:58+02:00

Project Description

By: Tim Murithi
Pages: 125
Dimensions: 148 x 210mm
Date of publication:  2019
ISBN: 978-1-928232-75-9

Judicial Imperialism: Politicisation of the International Criminal Justice in Africa

Summary

Prof. Tim Murithi’s book “Judicial Imperialism: Politicisation of the International Criminal Justice in Africa”  argues that the politicisation of the ICC’s interventions can destabilize war-affected countries if they are not managed effectively. This book explores how the ICC is being deployed as a political tool by global powers, through the manipulation of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), by its permanent member states (USA, France, UK, Russia, and China) as an instrument to discipline, punish, control and dominate those individuals they deem to be aligned against them, which in effect, perpetuates a form of “judicial imperialism”. At the national level, African leaders also instrumentalize the ICC as a tool to marginalise and dominate their political opponents.

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