An African Bias at the ICC? A Discussion in Two Parts

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has long been under fire for almost exclusively selecting and prosecuting cases on the African continent. Critics of the only permanent criminal tribunal of its kind have pointed to atrocities committed in Iraq, Argentina, or Ukraine as evidence that the ICC is not so much an impartial body, holding governments and individuals around the world responsible for crimes against humanity, as it is a tool of Western countries’ continued illegitimate influence over the sovereignty of African countries.… Read more »

APJ Discussion: Behind the International Criminal Court’s Alleged ‘African Bias’

This post was written by Francisco José Quintana (LLM Candidate, Harvard Law School) The withdrawal of Burundi, Gambia and South Africa from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has reignited an old discussion: whether the Court unfairly targets African states and citizens for prosecutions.… Read more »

Economic Integration Should Remain A Goal For Africa: Lessons From The (Dis)Integrating EU

This post was written by Mary-Jean Nleya. ♦ Before the balkanization of the African continent into arbitrary pieces, it was one vast space made up of different cultures and identities. The Berlin Conference of 1884 – 1885 resulted in random demarcations being drawn across the continent to appease the European countries’ colonial interests.… Read more »