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The Relationship Between the ICC and the UN Security Council

The Relationship Between the ICC and the UN Security Council Global Governance 20 (2014), 195–201 THE GLOBAL FORUM The Relationship Between the ICC and the UN Security Council Louise Arbour THE POWER OF THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL TO REFER COUNTRY situations to the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been hailed, particu- larly among international human rights activists, as a chance to expand the reach of international criminal justice by offering the opportunity to hold accountable perpetrators of atrocities who might otherwise be exempt from prosecution and punishment. The historic referral of the situation in Darfur in March 2003 was widely welcomed as an important step in the fight against impunity as was the Security Council’s later, and more controversial, refer- ral of Libya in February 2011. In principle the expansion of the reach of accountability is something to be welcomed, but it is important to recognize the costs of this expansion as well as the danger that they may outweigh the intended benefits. When the ICC was established in 1998, it was heralded as a significant step forward for international justice,a permanent court that would aid in the fight against impunity for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and eventually aggression, and that would expand the reach of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations Brill

The Relationship Between the ICC and the UN Security Council

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1075-2846
eISSN
1942-6720
DOI
10.1163/19426720-02002002
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Abstract

Global Governance 20 (2014), 195–201 THE GLOBAL FORUM The Relationship Between the ICC and the UN Security Council Louise Arbour THE POWER OF THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL TO REFER COUNTRY situations to the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been hailed, particu- larly among international human rights activists, as a chance to expand the reach of international criminal justice by offering the opportunity to hold accountable perpetrators of atrocities who might otherwise be exempt from prosecution and punishment. The historic referral of the situation in Darfur in March 2003 was widely welcomed as an important step in the fight against impunity as was the Security Council’s later, and more controversial, refer- ral of Libya in February 2011. In principle the expansion of the reach of accountability is something to be welcomed, but it is important to recognize the costs of this expansion as well as the danger that they may outweigh the intended benefits. When the ICC was established in 1998, it was heralded as a significant step forward for international justice,a permanent court that would aid in the fight against impunity for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and eventually aggression, and that would expand the reach of

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Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International OrganizationsBrill

Published: Aug 19, 2014

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