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Reimagining International criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court Friday 4th December

Reimagining International criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court

Friday 4th December

There is mistrust between the ICC and Assembly of States Parties, as confirmed by an expert review. There no longer exists a shared understanding over the Court's purpose and mandate. The Court and States need a fresh dialogue, reimagining an ICC Shehzad Charania MBE

I would like to reimagine the ICC as having the power to try corporations/legal entities alongside individuals. Corporate criminal responsibility for serious international crimes would enable the prosecution of Western companies, changing the current focus which is primarily on African leaders and their henchmen.
Prof Dr Elies van Sliedregt

The ICC must increase efficiency and do better. The main problem however lies outside. Politics betrayed the Court. The Court cannot deal with politics. Nonetheless, engagement at political level is necessary. The Court needs a political arm which, without interfering, can handle political issues. The Assembly of States Parties plays a crucial role; it should become stronger and more proactive.
Professor Salvatore ZappalĂ  

Emergency solution to pursue justice in situations in which otherwise impunity would have been the only outcome. Ad Hoc Tribunals paved the way for the permanent international criminal court. In the future, mixed tribunals insofar as they are useful to bring justice closer to societies directly affected, as part of a broader effort of the international community to support  domestic authorities.
Professor Salvatore ZappalĂ  

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