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INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AFRICA

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The question of whether US sanctions against the International Criminal Court (ICC) and some of its officials are violating international law turns on whether a state can counteract the fight against impunity for crimes under the ICC Statute. Before answering this question, it is first necessary to review the context and nature of these sanctions (I) before considering whether they violate international law (II).

I.  Background and nature of US sanctions against the ICC​

The American hostility...

La question de savoir si les sanctions américaines dirigées contre la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) et certains de ses fonctionnaires violent le droit international revient à se demander si un État peut contrecarrer la lutte contre l’impunité des crimes prévus par le Statut de la CPI. Avant de  répondre à cette question, il sied d’abord de revenir sur le contexte et la nature de ces sanctions (I) avant de voir si celles-ci violent le droit international (II).

I. Contexte et nature des sanct...

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