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Climate Change in World Politics. By John Vogler. Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Climate Change in World Politics. By John Vogler. Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 308 Book Reviews as the title of the book suggests, Ocampo was the world’s first global prose- cutor and, both before and since the role was created, the issue of an inde- pendent prosecutor who can bring cases that charge individuals with interna- tional crimes has proved controversial (p. 20). A persistent theme binding the chapters together is the focus on whether and how a “restrictive approach to law and procedure hurts or helps the prosecutor” or the institution more gen- erally (p. 59). A “restrictive” approach refers to the ICC’s institutional design. While the prosecutor “enjoys considerable independence and discretion, the position is also highly constrained” (p. 21). For example, the ICC prosecutor cannot make arrests or order the production of documentary evidence or wit- nesses: the prosecutor requires assistance and cooperation from states to obtain custody over suspects and to conduct investigations (pp. 23−24). These constraints have meant that the Office of the Prosecutor has suf- fered some failures: one such failure is that it has been unable to arrest Omar al-Bashir. Alex Whiting addresses some of the ICC’s failures in his essay, explaining that the court has often lacked the support of influential actors like the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations Brill

Climate Change in World Politics. By John Vogler. Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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308 Book Reviews as the title of the book suggests, Ocampo was the world’s first global prose- cutor and, both before and since the role was created, the issue of an inde- pendent prosecutor who can bring cases that charge individuals with interna- tional crimes has proved controversial (p. 20). A persistent theme binding the chapters together is the focus on whether and how a “restrictive approach to law and procedure hurts or helps the prosecutor” or the institution more gen- erally (p. 59). A “restrictive” approach refers to the ICC’s institutional design. While the prosecutor “enjoys considerable independence and discretion, the position is also highly constrained” (p. 21). For example, the ICC prosecutor cannot make arrests or order the production of documentary evidence or wit- nesses: the prosecutor requires assistance and cooperation from states to obtain custody over suspects and to conduct investigations (pp. 23−24). These constraints have meant that the Office of the Prosecutor has suf- fered some failures: one such failure is that it has been unable to arrest Omar al-Bashir. Alex Whiting addresses some of the ICC’s failures in his essay, explaining that the court has often lacked the support of influential actors like the

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Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International OrganizationsBrill

Published: Aug 19, 2016

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