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Reforming the International Criminal Court: "Lean In" or "Leave"

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Washington University Journal of Law & Policy


The International Criminal Court, established by statute by 120 states in 1998, is charged with bringing the rule of law into some of the most difficult and dangerous situations in the world. From its inception, it has faced criticism; however, now a “Leave” campaign has emerged. This Article argues that instead of this campaign, scholars and political leaders should lean in to bring about reforms in a constructive manner.