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.
International Criminal Court
Place of Original Publication
Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law
6 Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law 167 (1995)
Scharf, Michael P., "The Politics of Establishing an International Criminal Court" (1997). Faculty Publications. 561.