The International Criminal Court
The Cambridge Companion to International Criminal Law, William Schabas, Ed., 2016
38 Pages Posted: 17 May 2014 Last revised: 18 Jul 2019
Date Written: May 1, 2014
This Chapter briefly explores the efforts that led to the establishment of the International Criminal Court in 1998, outlines the basic structure and operations of the Court as well as its current proceedings, and, finally, elaborate upon some of the challenges it faces as it begins its second decade.
Keywords: international criminal court, crimes against humanity, war crimes, international humanitarian law, international institutions
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