Case Studies "Ripe" for the International Criminal Court: Practical Applications for the Pinochet, Ocalan, and Libyan Bomber Trials
26 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2006
This study considers the criminal cases against former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, former Kurdish terrorist leader Abdullah Ocalan, and the Libyan intelligence agents who bombed Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie Scotland, as they could be handled under the Rome Statute creating the new International Criminal Court to demonstrate the ICC's potential usefulness in the face of American political resistence to the court's creation. This article was part of a symposium held in 1999 at Michigan State University and published in the Journal of International Law and Practice, now known as the Michigan State University Journal of International Law.
Keywords: Pinochet, Ocalan, Libya, Ghadaffi, International Criminal Court, ICC, David Scheffer, Pan Am 103, Rome Statute, Chile, Turkey, Kurdsih terrorist, terrorism
JEL Classification: K33
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