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The international criminal court of justice – International or African in nature?

Liman, Bala Mohammed (2012) The international criminal court of justice – International or African in nature? International Affairs at LSE (18 Jan 2012). Website.

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While the events in Libya came to a head with the (convenient) death of Muammar Gaddafi, the actions of the International Criminal Court in respect of Libya and its issuance of arrest warrants for Muammar Gadhafi and some of his lieutenants once again raised issues regarding the operations of the court. The establishment of the International Criminal Court of Justice was meant to serve as a check to the genocides and war crimes that were being perpetrated around the world where the offenders were hitherto safe from the long arms of the law and able to live in relative peace within their borders. The court was thus meant to transcend territorial borders of states that were unable or unwilling to bring these ‘war criminals’ to trial by holding them to much higher standards.

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Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
J Political Science > JX International law
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE IDEAS
Collections > International Affairs at LSE Blog
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 10:39
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2021 23:28

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