The Work of the International Criminal Court in 2008
German Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 51, pp. 593-639, 2008
48 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2011
Date Written: February 3, 2009
The year 2008 was a particularly important year which saw both the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 10th anniversary of the Rome Statute (RS) of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The right to a fair trial featured in a dramatic way in the Lubanga Case during the year. However, more legal and political challenges are still to be expected given the likelihood of the issuance of an arrest of warrant against the President of Sudan in early 2009. This report illustrates the work of the ICC in 2008, analysing some of the challenges it has faced and the successes that it has achieved in 2008.
Keywords: international criminal law, international criminal court, fair trial, gravity
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