Building criminal accountability at the global level: the ICC and its discontents
Keywords:Rome Statute, International Criminal Court (ICC), crime of aggression, African crisis
With the negotiation of the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), we all believed we had entered a new age: an age of unheralded peace and security, of justice, of an end to impunity; an age of accountability. At the time we believed the statute to be the biggest advance for peace and security through the rule of law since the United Nations Charter of 1945.
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