The African Criminal Court

A Commentary on the Malabo Protocol

  • Gerhard Werle
  • Moritz Vormbaum

Part of the International Criminal Justice Series book series (ICJS, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gerhard Werle, Moritz Vormbaum
      Pages 3-9
  3. The Crimes in the Annex to the Malabo Protocol

  4. General Principles and Rules of Procedure in the Annex to the Malabo Protocol

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 219-347

About this book


This book offers the first comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the provisions of the ‘Malabo Protocol’—the amendment protocol to the Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights—adopted by the African Union at its 2014 Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The Annex to the protocol, once it has received the required number of ratifications, will create a new Section in the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights with jurisdiction over international and transnational crimes, hence an ‘African Criminal Court’. In this book, leading experts in the field of international criminal law analyze the main provisions of the Annex to the Malabo Protocol.

The book provides an essential and topical source of information for scholars, practitioners and students in the field of international criminal law, and for all readers with an interest in political science and African studies.

Gerhard Werle is Professor of German and Internationa l Crimina l Law, Criminal Procedure and Modern Legal History at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Director of the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice. In addition, he is an Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape and Honorary Professor at North-West University of Political Science and Law (Xi’an, China).

Moritz Vormbaum received his doctoral degree in criminal law from the University of Münster (Germany) and his postdoctoral degree from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He is a Senior Researcher at Humboldt-Universität, as well as a coordinator and lecturer at the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice.


African Criminal Court International Criminal Court Crimes under International Law Transnational Crimes African Union

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerhard Werle
    • 1
  • Moritz Vormbaum
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of LawHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of LawHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information T.M.C. Asser press and the authors 2017
  • Publisher Name T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-94-6265-149-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6265-150-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2352-6718
  • Series Online ISSN 2352-6726
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