The Failures and Future of the International Criminal Court
How Can We Fix the International Criminal Court?Voices
The International Criminal Court in The Hague is facing fundamental questions about its performance at every level. Is it time for reform? And if so, what needs to be done, and how?
Join us for a discussion with Phil Clark, author of a new book on the International Criminal Court's troubled relations in Africa. In Distant Justice: The Impact of the International Criminal Court on African Politics, he urges a major rethink about how the International Criminal Court operates, especially in the Global South.
James A. Goldston is the executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Phil Clark is a reader in comparative and international politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Jennifer Trahan is a clinical professor at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs.
Maina Kiai, Scholar-in-Residence at the Ted Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice, CUNY School of Law.
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