What is it about?

The paper discusses the tension between the African Union based in Addis Ababa, the International Criminal Court based in The Hague, Netherlands and the activities of the United Nations Security Council based in New York, United States of America. It also examines how politics between these institutions have affected the global pursuit of international justice.

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The paper looks at how protect the rights of victims and survivors of international justice and how global institutions can work together to achieve international justice.

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Writing this article helped to understand international organisations and how they operate.

Benson Olugbuo
University of Cape Town

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This page is a summary of: The African Union, the United Nations Security Council and the Politicisation of International Justice in Africa, African Journal of Legal Studies, September 2014, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/17087384-12342051.
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