The International Criminal Court and Peace Processes

Cȏte d’Ivoire, Kenya and Uganda

  • Linus Nnabuike Malu

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Compromise after Conflict book series (PSCAC)

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About this book


This book explores the extent to which the International Criminal Court (ICC) has influenced peace processes in Cȏte d’Ivoire, Kenya and Uganda. It examines how the prosecution of those who bear the greatest responsibility for crimes committed in these countries may have negatively or positively influenced the process of making peace in their wake. It is concerned with how international accountability affects post-conflict countries and what the ICC brings to peace processes. The central question addressed by the book is whether justice spurs peace in post- conflict societies or whether justice complicates the peace process. If so, how? 

Relying on qualitative studies in these countries, this book comparatively analyses the impact of the interventions of the ICC in Uganda (2004), Kenya (after the 2007/2008 post-election violence), and Cȏte d’Ivoire. Its aim is to provide an evidence-based account of how the involvement of the ICC in these countries influences the processes of promoting peace. To gauge this, Malu develops an analytical framework which is based on four variables: deterrence, victims’ rights, reconciliation and accountability to the law. This book will appeal to those interested in post-conflict reconstruction, transitional justice, peace studies, conflict transformation, and international criminal law, including peace practitioners and those working in the field of international justice.


criminal law humanitarian law post-conflict conflict in Africa victims’ rights reconciliation the ICC international justice criminal justice victimology transitional justice post-election violence human rights humanitarian intervention law and accountability Post- Conflict Reconstruction Conflict Transformation

Authors and affiliations

  • Linus Nnabuike Malu
    • 1
  1. 1.International Law ConsultantArmidaleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-19904-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-19905-0
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