Can the ICC Deliver Impartial Justice?

My apologies for not blogging much over the last few days. I have just returned from a long-awaited and much-needed vacation but promise to get writing more substantially soon. In any case, I thought readers might be interested in an episode of Al Jazeera’s Inside Story I had the immense honour and pleasure to participate in over the weekend, entitled ‘Can the ICC Deliver Impartial Justice?

There is obviously much more to say about this subject than can be captured in a 25-minute program. Nevertheless, this is a subject that won’t – and shouldn’t – go away. I also believe some of the commentary offered in the episode vividly demonstrates our need to have a more sophisticated conversation about the limits and challenges facing international criminal justice. Particularly, I think some of the comments shed light on how critics effectively string together disparate (and often incorrect or irrelevant facts) and mount them in a campaign to undermine the Court’s very existence. Doing this simply distracts from a much-needed and honest discourse about addressing the real problems and issues with the ICC.

As always, your feedback and comments are very much welcome!

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About Mark Kersten

Mark is a researcher, consultant and teacher based at the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto, Canada. His research focuses on the nexus of international criminal justice and conflict resolution. Specifically, Mark's work examines the politics of the International Criminal Court and the effects of its interventions on peace, justice and conflict processes.
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