Article Title

Explaining State Commitment to the International Criminal Court: Strong Enforcement Mechanisms As a Credible Threat

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Washington University Global Studies Law Review


The Article focuses on the International Criminal Court (ICC), the commitment of states through ICC treaty of protection of human rights of individuals and its effects. It further discusses the history of ICC and the existing rules related to international human rights treaties based on the rationalist and the normative views. It also discusses the threat of enforcement and conducts an empirical analysis of ratification patterns of human right practices and domestic law enforcing institutions.