The Politics of Establishing an International Criminal Court

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Michael P. Scharf

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Date Written: 1995

Abstract

Any substantive evaluation of the plan for an international criminal court requires first an understanding of the political currents that underlie the competing proposals. This piece briefly explores the politics of creating a permanent international criminal court. In particular, this comment examines three related issues:

(1) the need for an international criminal court,

(2) the political obstacles involved in creating such an institution, and

(3) the prospects for success in light of these obstacles.

Keywords: International Criminal Court

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Scharf, Michael P., The Politics of Establishing an International Criminal Court (1995). 6 Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law 167 (1995), Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1995, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3547534

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