Tor Krever gave the first talk in the CAICL cluster speaker series at the University of Liverpool. He outlined the main themes of his New Left Review piece ‘Dispensing Global Justice’. The article considers the origin and evolution of the International Criminal Court, examining the context of the court’s establishment, the motives of the states that set it up and the record of its operations to date. This was followed by a discussion between Tor and Rob Knox, co-director of the CAICL research cluster. The talk and discussion provoked a lively debate among the audience.