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The Resource The complementarity regime of the International Criminal Court : national Implementation in Africa, Ovo Catherine Imoedemhe

The complementarity regime of the International Criminal Court : national Implementation in Africa, Ovo Catherine Imoedemhe

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The complementarity regime of the International Criminal Court : national Implementation in Africa
Title
The complementarity regime of the International Criminal Court
Title remainder
national Implementation in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Ovo Catherine Imoedemhe
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book analyses how the complementarity regime of the ICC's Rome Statute can be implemented in member states, specifically focusing on African states and Nigeria. Complementarity is the principle that outlines the primacy of national courts to prosecute a defendant unless a state is 'unwilling' or 'genuinely unable to act', assuming the crime is of a 'sufficient gravity' for the International Criminal Court (ICC). It is stipulated in the Rome Statute without a clear and comprehensive framework for how states can implement it. The book proposes such a framework and argues that a mutually inclusive interpretation and application of complementarity would increase domestic prosecutions and reduce self-referrals to the ICC. African states need to have an appropriate legal framework in place, implementing legislation and institutional capacity as well as credible judiciaries to investigate and prosecute international crimes. The mutually inclusive interpretation of the principle of complementarity would entail the ICC providing assistance to states in instituting this framework while being available to fill the gaps until such time as these states meet a defined threshold of institutional preparedness sufficient to acquire domestic prosecution. The minimum complementarity threshold includes proscribing the Rome Statute crimes in domestic criminal law and ensuring the institutional preparedness to conduct complementarity-based prosecution of international crimes. Furthermore, it assists the ICC in ensuring consistency in its interpretation of complementarity."--Back cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Imoedemhe, Ovo Catherine
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Complementarity (International law)
  • International Criminal Court
  • Criminal jurisdiction
  • Complementarity (International law)
Label
The complementarity regime of the International Criminal Court : national Implementation in Africa, Ovo Catherine Imoedemhe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 229 pages
Isbn
9783319467795
Lccn
2016960328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957508852
  • 9766230
  • (OCoLC)957508852
Label
The complementarity regime of the International Criminal Court : national Implementation in Africa, Ovo Catherine Imoedemhe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 229 pages
Isbn
9783319467795
Lccn
2016960328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957508852
  • 9766230
  • (OCoLC)957508852

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