• INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE. A Critical Appraisal Of The Exercise Of Prosecutorial Discretion By The International Criminal Court (ICC)

Lambert Academic Publishing
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(Twinomugisha Lourdel is a law graduate from Makerere University. Currently pursing a post graduate diploma in legal practice. A founding member of Innovations for Youth Empowerment and Development (IYED), a youth-led human rights, youth and social development organization.)


Ever since the establishment of the international criminal court most of the persons implicated by the Court have been from Africa leaving most people wondering whether the International Criminal Court was established purposely for Africa. The book reviews the considerations by the Office of the Prosecutor in determining who and when to prosecute. The book also looks into the political challenges faced with regard to Security Council referrals and how they are wont to undermine the neutrality and credibility of the Court. Further more the fact that certain powerful states chose to undermine the ICC by not becoming signatories, one wonders whether or not the role of the ICC was rendered obsolete. This Book provides a critical analysis into the above and other allegations attacking the credibility of this permanent international court. The book concludes by proposing necessary recommendations for a more credible International court dispensing international criminal justice indiscriminately.

MATERIAS: Public International Law, international criminal justice