The role of the Rome Statute in the criminalization of Apartheid

Eden, Paul (2014) The role of the Rome Statute in the criminalization of Apartheid. Journal of International Criminal Justice, 12 (2). pp. 171-191. ISSN 1478-1387

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Abstract

The article challenges the assertion that the apartheid system in South Africa was a crime under customary international law giving rise to individual responsibility prior to the drafting of the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The article also examines the role of the Rome Statute in the criminalisation of apartheid and assesses the current status of the crime of apartheid in customary international law with particular reference to the principle of legality (nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege). Nothing in this article should be read as condoning the gross violations of human rights that resulted from the policies of apartheid in South Africa in any way.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law in General. Comparative and uniform Law. Jurisprudence > K0520 Comparative law. International uniform law > K5000 Criminal law and procedure
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Depositing User: Paul Eden
Date Deposited: 18 May 2014 09:35
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 18:25
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/44807

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