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Debating International Justice in Africa

Phil Clark et al.
Oxford Transitional Justice Research
Publication date: 
Fri, 4 Jun 2010

Drawing together academic and practitioner contributors from Africa and beyond, this collection highlights the challenges that international justice has faced in addressing atrocities in Africa. Assembling nearly two years of critical debates convened by Oxford Transitional Justice Research, the collection of nearly 60 essays explores the work of the ICC and other judicial processes at a crucial stage in the development of international justice in Africa.
The June 2010 review conference of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Kampala provides an opportunity to identify the successes and shortcomings of these processes and to lay the foundation for more effective approaches in the future.
The debates in this volume highlight that there is major disagreement over the performance and legacies of international justice institutions in Africa. The purpose of this collection is to deepen discussions of these issues and to provoke new questions about the past and future directions of international justice in Africa.