Organized criminal groups that deal in sand are perpetrating violence and undermining governments around the world.
In this episode, we examine the International Criminal Court (ICC). We briefly touch on the history of the ICC, what the court is intended to do, and a recent expansion in what kinds of cases the court considers. We also discuss some of the weaknesses and criticisms of the ICC, particularly the fact that all of its 32 indictees come from Africa. Finally, we compare the ICC system with other international tribunals and reconciliation processes.
Who decides when it might be appropriate for a country to intervene in another conflict? Is there an international consensus on when it is acceptable to use force? Join us as we tackle these complex issues in today’s episode, “International Law and Use of Force.”