Prosecuting International Crimes in Africa contributes to the understanding of international criminal justice in Africa. The book argues for the rule of law, respect for human rights and the eradication of a culture of impunity in Africa. It is a product of peer-reviewed contributions from graduates of the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, where the Master’s degree programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa has been presented since 2000.
The book focuses on the prosecution of international crimes by national courts from African jurisdictions and by international courts. Contributions are on different topics of importance to persons interested in international criminal justice as it applies in Africa. This book is directed at a range of stakeholders in the field of international law and human rights in Africa. Specifically, it is relevant to persons involved in post-graduate studies, researchers, members of the national and international judicial bodies and international criminal law practitioners.