Learning from the crisis in international criminal justice

In this new blogpost 'Learning from the crisis in international criminal justice' ISS senior lecturer Jeff Handmaker discusses the legitimacy crisis in the system of international criminal justice.

Dr. Jeff Handmaker argues that the politics of international law must be taken seriously in order to address not only the legal legitimacy problems attached to the functioning of international criminal tribunals, but also the external political challenges it faces. 

It is essential to cultivate a contextualised understanding among legal experts of how international criminal justice functions, entailing a socio-legal approach to both legal practice and analysis. And crucial to develop a strategic approach to international criminal justice that transparently engages with these matters and sidesteps simplistic and often self-serving critiques that dominate discussions on international criminal justice generally and the ICC in particular.

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