Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Criminal Justice: M.S.
School of Public Affairs
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Keywords and Subject Headings
international criminal court, deterrence, challenges, crimes against humanity, genocide
The goal of this study is to have a better understanding of the dynamics of the International Criminal Court, the challenges faced by this court in Africa, and the different assessments made by scholars related to the Court. This study responds to these two research questions: What are the challenges faced by the International Criminal Court specifically regarding Africa? Do the challenges outweigh the advantages of this court? The study is a qualitative exploratory research that is based on an inductive content analysis which explores the different perspectives on the International Criminal Court.
The target population for this study is all 21st Century literature (research articles and reports, government documents, and appropriate Internet resources) that address the 12 cases in Africa, and which present the critics’assessments (i.e., oppose, support, and neutral) of the International Criminal Court and its role in Africa. I use a data collection instrument and a filing system to code and categorize the different materials to identify textual similarities.
The findings show three classes and seventeen categories. Indeed, the first class “Support” has nine categories while the second class “Oppose” has five categories. The third and final class, “Neutral” has three categories. This research reveals that most of the authors (eighteen) included in my sample support the court while seventeen have a neutral attitude toward the International Criminal Court. Also, fifteen authors do not support the court.
Keywords: international criminal court, deterrence, challenges, crimes against humanity, genocide
kouakou, reine andrea, "The Examination of the Role and Challenges of the International Criminal Court in the Enforcement of laws regarding Crimes against Humanity and Genocide in Africa" (2021). Culminating Projects in Criminal Justice. 14.