Nigeria, the International Criminal Court and the United States Waiver

7 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2010 Last revised: 16 Aug 2010

Date Written: August 14, 2010

Abstract

Nigeria is a signatory to the treaty of Rome of 1998 setting up the International Criminal Court (ICC) of which the United States of America (US) is not. However the US has signed a bilateral agreement with a number of countries including Nigeria waiving the immunity of its citizens from the jurisdiction of the ICC. This paper examines this waiver within the context of Nigeria's Constitutional Law and International Law.

Keywords: Constitution, ICC, International Law and Criminal Law

JEL Classification: K14, K42, K33, K42, N4, N40, N47

Suggested Citation

Osinuga, Omoba Oladele Opeolu, Nigeria, the International Criminal Court and the United States Waiver (August 14, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1658964 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1658964

Omoba Oladele Opeolu Osinuga (Contact Author)

Supreme Court of Nigeria ( email )

Three-Arms Zone
Abuja
Nigeria

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