Legitimising the Juba Peace Agreement on Accountability and Reconciliation: The International Criminal Court as a Third-party Actor?

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Abstract

This article analyses the Juba peace negotiations on accountability and reconciliation. It advances a new interpretation of the Agreement on Accountability and Reconciliation, focusing on five justice features: National proceedings, restorative accountability, alternative sentencing, individual responsibility and forward-looking victimhood. The article argues that the nature of the agreed justice policy derives from negotiators and mediators’ pursuit of international legitimation by the ICC and its compliance constituency. This argument has implications for our understanding of the role of the ICC in internationally judicialised peace processes: The need for peace agreement legitimation combined with the legitimacy requirements in such peace processes structurally constitutes the ICC as metaphorically present in the negotiation room and thus akin to a third-party actor.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Eastern African Studies
Volume11
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)367-387
Number of pages21
ISSN1753-1055
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2017

Bibliographical note

Note from publisher: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Eastern African Studies on 23. mar 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17531055.2017.1303249

Keywords

  • Peace Processes
  • Peace and Justice
  • Legitimacy
  • Lord's Resistance Army
  • International Criminal Court
  • Uganda

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Legitimising the Juba Peace Agreement on Accountability and Reconciliation : The International Criminal Court as a Third-party Actor? / Gissel, Line Engbo.

In: Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol. 11, No. 2, 25.05.2017, p. 367-387.

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