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The International Criminal Court: Current Challenges and Perspectives

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Washington University Global Studies Law Review


In my view, all the members of the ICC, from the President to the most junior law clerk, continue to face some fundamental questions: How will we manage to turn the ICC into a functioning and effective institution? How will we cope with the limitations of this Court and with the challenges ahead? With these questions in mind, I would like to divide these remarks into two brief parts: First: Let me recall some of the legal, factual and other limitations which, also in the future, will have an impact on the work of the ICC. Second: In light of these limitations, what are current challenges and perspectives of the ICC?