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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Special Criminal Court for the Central African Republic (SCC)

Ignacio Tredici

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 October 2020

Subject(s):
International criminal courts and tribunals, composition — International criminal law, conduct of proceedings — Jurisdiction

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The Central African Republic (‘CAR’) was granted independence in 1960. Since then, four successive coups and a series of attempted coups shaped its history, its politics, its socio-economics, and even its ethnic and religious composition. The more recent history of the CAR has witnessed a series of crises on an ethnic and religious basis which led to the establishment of authoritarian regimes (see Authoritarianism) and the commission of mass crimes, serious human rights violations, and economic crimes which, in almost all cases, remain unpunished. Particularly...
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