Posts tagged ‘icty’

Tor Krever on the ICC

In the latest issue of New Left Review (No 85, Jan/Feb 2014) Tor Krever asks whether the ICC is protector of the weak or tool of the strong. He considers the origins and evolution of the 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. Tracing the ICC’s geopolitical tacking through a decade of imperial warfare, he argues that the court’s selective and highly politicized interventions have operated to reproduce one-sided narratives of complex conflicts, demonizing some perpetrators while shielding, and legitimating, imperial powers: less…

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Krever on Ideology and ICL

The latest issue of the Leiden Journal of International Law (Volume 26 / Issue 03 / September 2013) contains an article by CAICL member Tor Krever (London School of Economics): International Criminal Law: An Ideology Critique. The article engages in an ideology critique of international criminal law texts and discourse in order to interrogate the assumptions undergirding contemporary international criminal law (ICL) scholarship. It argues that the triumphalism surrounding ICL and its adequacy to deal with conflict and violence ignores the factors and forces – including specific international legal interventions in countries’ political economies – that shape or even help establish the environment from which such…

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