Ten years later, the ICC still struggles to find its place

by Mariana Rodriguez-Pareja and Salvador Herencia-Carrasco on 01 Jul 2012

If we were to look back to early 1998, it would have been impossible to envision that there would be a Court that could eventually meet all the demands of gross human rights violations at a global level. 4 years after that, the Rome Statute entered into force and the Court had to start from scratch. Starting from scratch with one of the most ambitious missions that any other global organization could have is a very difficult task. So, it would be naive to believe that in 10 years, a nascent and exceptional International Criminal Court (ICC) could have been able to meet all the demands of human rights violations around the globe.

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