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.
Take a look at some of the articles we used to get up to speed on the ICC:
- ICC’s “About the Court” page
- Congo politician guilty in first ICC trial to focus on rape as a war crime, Guardian
- Obstruction of justice: the collapse of the case against William Ruto is terrible news, Economist
- Why so many African leaders hate the International Criminal Court, Washington Post
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