Milano alumn Jesica Santos’s piece in the Huffington Post covers the recent decision by the Central African Republic’s (CAR) Transitional Council to adopt a law that will set up a hybrid judicial mechanism, the “Special Criminal Court” (SCC), to investigate and prosecute individuals responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in its territory since 2003. Santos writes:
“While this development undoubtedly represents a step forward towards justice for victims at a time of transition, it is certainly not the first accountability attempt for such crimes given that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has already opened investigations in the country. And the question a lot of international observers may be asking is: does this SCC undermine the already-operating ICC in CAR or, rather, reinforce its efforts at the national level?”
Read the full article here.