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May 2009: Examining the International Criminal Court

Introduction to the Month's Focal PieceAnnotation of

“Case Closed: A Prosecutor Without Borders” by Julie Flint and Alex de Waal. World Affairs. Spring 2009.

~ The Editors




Charli CarpenterCase Posed: But Can the Prosecution Rest?
by Charli Carpenter

“Many other international organizations have had rocky starts only to emerge down the line, with some tinkering, as powerful forces for good.”


Mark GibneyThe International Criminal Court
by Mark Gibney

"The ICC certainly can play an important role in the protection of human rights, but it is essential to recognize the limitations that the Court has been placed under."


Tyler MoselleCharacter Assassination in the Court of Public Opinion
by Tyler Moselle

"To what extent is the ICC relevant in the context of human rights and international 'justice' juxtaposed with the hard realism of political treaties and negotiations?"


Rebecca OtisAdjudication for the Adjudicators?
by Rebecca Otis

“This is a tremendously exciting and ambitious time for the UN in the creation of new legal interpretations and precedents for the fair governance of the global community."


Rhona Smith International Criminal Justice Must Not Only Be Done, It Must Be Seen To Be Done
by Rhona Smith

“Questions including what is the role of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in administering justice, what is seen to be happening, and is justice actually being done, are appropriate."


Chandra Lekha Sriram The Prosecutor or the ICC: Too Political, Not Political Enough, or Both?
by Chandra Lekha Sriram

“The prosecutorial strategy-in terms of situations and individual cases, and in terms of timing of crucial steps and engagement with peace negotiations-illustrate an approach that is both highly political and strangely blind to its political impact."


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