This book attempts to scrutinise the relationship between criminal justice system and those of non-punitive approaches based on the principle of complementarity and discuss future ways in order to build a bridge across them. Dealing with atrocities many countries in the world have started to look more for mechanisms which deal with acknowledgement, forgiveness and reparation or/and reconciliation. The problem actually is how the International Criminal Court (ICC) will deal with those other mechanisms. Are they complimentary or contradictory? The concern here is to discuss if the principle of complementarity of the ICC could cover internal processes, which do not necessarily involve prosecutions of individuals, like Truth Commissions?Author Bio
Professor of Law at the University of Lubumbashi, and Coordinator of the UNESCO Chair for human rights in DRC. He is an Attorney at Law in DRC and Intrnational Consultant. He holds a doctorate of Law from the University of Lubumbashi; a Masters degree in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (University of Pretoria in South Africa); a Masters in Law (University of Lubumbashi in DRC), a Diploma in Transitional Justice (ICTJ-IJR/Cape Town).