ABSTRACT

International Criminal Court Cases in Africa: Status and Policy Issues [April 2, 2010]   [open pdf - 354KB]

"The International Criminal Court (ICC), established in 2002, has to-date initiated investigations exclusively in Sub-Saharan Africa. The ICC Prosecutor has opened cases against 16 individuals for alleged crimes in northern Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, and the Darfur region of Sudan. In addition, the Prosecutor is investigating post-election violence in Kenya and analyzing situations--a preliminary step toward initiating a full investigation--in Guinea and several other African countries, as well as several countries outside of Africa. Congressional interest in the work of the ICC in Africa has arisen from concern over gross human rights violations on the African continent and beyond. […] This report provides background on ICC investigations in Africa and gives an overview of cases currently before the Court. The report also examines issues raised in Africa by the ICC's actions, including the ICC's possible role in deterring future abuses, and the potential impact of international prosecutions on African peace processes."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, RL34665
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2010-04-02
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Public Domain
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U.S. Dept. of State, Foreign Press Centers: http://www.fpc.state.gov/
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