Examining governance in Africa and the role of international legal frameworks in promoting international criminal justice in Africa
This research examines the role of international legal frameworks in promoting international criminal justice in Africa with a special focus on the ICC. In Africa the international criminal justice is entangled with politics hence lacks cooperation from member states. The International Criminal Court has been widely criticized by African leaders in the way it dispenses selective justice. This study examines the experiences regarding the enforcement of International Criminal Justice in Africa by the International Criminal Court. The major argument is that for the international justice in Africa to succeed the African Union should play a key role. The findings for this project are expected to offer recommendations on how AU can cooperate with ICC in order to execute its outlined mandate which is to secure peace and justice in Africa. The study also addresses the theoretical aspects of regional politics guided by institutionalism theory. It concludes that African state parties to the Rome Statute have a duty to domesticate the statute. The states must adopt the national mechanism to cooperate with the courts prosecution.