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Reimagining International criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court | 1 December

Reimagining International criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court 

Tuesday 1st December


A broad network to enforce accountability is emerging with UN-backed international and hybrid tribunals, fact-finding missions, and the new 'mechanisms'. These should all be required to join forces through a single highly specialised hub (for HR, finance, procurement, witness protection, forensics...), allowing each to focus on its own specific mandate.
Dr Guido Acquaviva

Many said a successful International Criminal Court - a court of last resort - would have no cases because its presence deterred the worst offenses and because states themselves prosecuted crimes that did occur. Neither happened. For international criminal justice to achieve its promise, prevention plus state-based, first-resort prosecutions must be prioritized.
Diane Marie Amann

Ad hoc International Criminal Tribunals cannot be transplanted or imposed as they are too disconnected from affected populations hindering their ability to deliver justice. Communities within affected States and diasporas must co-design any future tribunals. This will ensure that the mechanisms enjoy the legitimacy needed to achieve their objectives.
Professor Olympia Bekou

ICC Cooperation can be enhanced by introducing agile national legal frameworks, improving the flow of information between stakeholders and the Court and harnessing political will, which can be generated within and outside the ASP. Anticipating the future movements of fugitives through a coordinated effort makes best use of limited resources.
Professor Olympia Bekou

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