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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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