Africa and the Backlash Against International Courts [Mīkstie vāki]

  • Formāts: Paperback / softback, 288 pages, height x width: 216x135 mm
  • Izdošanas datums: 15-Aug-2019
  • Izdevniecība: Zed Books Ltd
  • ISBN-10: 1786992973
  • ISBN-13: 9781786992970
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  • Formāts: Paperback / softback, 288 pages, height x width: 216x135 mm
  • Izdošanas datums: 15-Aug-2019
  • Izdevniecība: Zed Books Ltd
  • ISBN-10: 1786992973
  • ISBN-13: 9781786992970
At the start of the twenty-first Century the story of Africa’s engagement with international law was one of marked commitment and meaningful contributions. Africa pioneered new areas of law and legal remedies such as international criminal law, universal jurisdiction and gave human rights jurisdiction to a number of new international courts. However, in recent years African states have mobilized politically and collectively against the regional courts and the ICC, contesting these institutions’ authority and legitimacy at national, regional, and international levels. The African Backlash Against International Courts provides the first comprehensive account of this important phenomenon, bringing together original fieldwork, empirical analysis and a critical overview of the diverse scholarship on both international and African regional courts. Moving beyond conventional explanations, Peter Brett and Line Engbo Gissel use this remarkable research to show how the actions of African states should instead be seen as part of a growing desire for a more equal global order, a trend that not only has huge implications for Africa’s international relations, but that could potentially change the entire practice of international law.


Why are contemporary African governments working to undermine the international courts they proactively created and supported in the 1990s and early 2000s?
1. Introduction
2. Africa and International Law after the Cold War
3. Africa and the International Criminal Court
4. Conflict in East Africa
5. Democracy in West Africa
6. Land in Southern Africa
7. Conclusion: Back to the Future of International Law?
8. Notes
9. Bibliography
Peter Brett is a lecturer in African politics at Queen Mary, University of London. He has previously taught at SOAS, the American International University in London and the University of Paris (Pantheon-Sorbonne). Line Engbo Gissel is an assistant professor at Roskilde University, where she teaches global studies, global governance and human rights. She has previously taught at Gulu University in Uganda.