43 N.C. J. Int'l L. 204 (2018)
The International Criminal Court: Biased against Africa or Weak towards the Powerful

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  The   International   Criminal   Court:  Biased  Against
        Africa   or Weak   Towards the Powerful?

                    Dr. Destaw  A. Yigzawf

I.    Introduction      ....................................204
II.   A Long  Road to the Hague ..................     .....208
      A.  Nuremberg  and Its Mixed Legacy     ..............209
      B.  End the War: Cold or Hot  .............     ......212
          i. The ICC: Ideal and Reality   .....................214
             A. The Myth  of Universal Justice .....   ........215
             B. The Big Three    .............................219
             C. The U.S. Factor .................       ......221
III.  Does Africa Have a Case Against the ICC? ......   .....223
      A.  Who  is Afraid of Justice? ..............    ......224
      B.  Selective Outrage over Selectivity   .............225
      C.  Leave Strongmen  Alone?    ..............    ......227
      D.  The Argument  (or Lack Thereof)     ..............229
      E.  Does Justice Spoil Peace?  ...............    ....230
      F.  Sovereignty      .............................231
      G.  Racism/Imperialism     ..............  ...........231
      H.  Selective Justice is Still Justice      ................234
      I.  Why  Self-Preservation is the Real Issue .... .....236
V.    Conclusion ....................................239


I.  Introduction
    The  International Criminal Court (ICC  or Court)  was
established in July 1998 as the first permanent criminal tribunal
with worldwide jurisdiction over genocide, war crimes, and crimes
against humanity!   In practice, however, the ICC has become a
European  court that prosecutes Africans:2 every inductee so far


t  Lecturer in Law, RMIT   International University Vietnam.  Email:
destaw.yigzaw@rmit.edu.vn
    1 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, art. 5(1), July 17, 1998, 37
I.L.M. 999, 2187 U.N.T.S. 90 https://www.icc-cpi.int/NR/rdonlyres/ADD16852-AEE9-
4757-ABE7-9CDC7CF02886/283503/RomeStatutEngl.pdf.
    2 Situations  Under     Investigation, ICC,    https://www.ice-
cpi.int/pages/situations.aspx [https://perma.cc/AY4G-EGU8] (last visited Oct. 8, 2017).

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