The International Criminal Court (ICC) joins with the people of South Africa, the African Continent and as well as the international community in mourning the passing of Mr Nelson Mandela, former President of the Republic of South Africa and a global voice for justice and equality. 443 more words
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A Bizarre World of Shadows Law Without Nations? Why Constitutional Government Requires Sovereign States
This is an ambitious book in which its author Jeremy Rabkin, a professor at the George Mason University School of Law, attempts to: 1) explore the early-modern history of the concept of sovereignty and international law; 2) “clarify the assumptions about the world that led the American Founders to ‘construct’ constitutional arrangements as they did and to show why their grounding assumptions remain hard to reconcile with new ‘constructions’ in contemporary international politics”; 3) demonstrate that the modern system of sovereign nations-states is essential to the health of liberalism and individual rights; and lastly, 4) shed light on the dangers of the utopian projects championed in an emerging world of international law and governance, with its closely aligned organizations. 1,924 more words
The Palestinian leadership is caught on the horns of a dilemma.
Since being granted ‘non-member observer state’ status by the UN General Assembly in November 2012, the Palestinian authority has been able to give the International Criminal Court (ICC) jurisdiction over its territory. 666 more words
HUMAN RIGHTS REGIMES
By: Gerald F. Witherspoon, Sr.
Merriam Webster defines regime as a form of government or a government in power (Webster 2013). Using this definition one could assert that a human rights regime is a form of government with a specific aim to uphold or act with authority in regards to human rights. 1,223 more words
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And cue the protest and demands for leniency for a murderer. Out of the zealous, bordering on aggressive, national militarism that has grown to play a prominent role in British politics is spawned articles and petitions calling for leniency on, or even the immediate release of, the anonymous ‘Marine A’ of the British Army who faces a life sentence for firing a 9mm bullet at close range into the chest of an injured, unarmed man, his identity still unknown to the British authorities. 1,032 more words
Fatou Bensouda, an International Criminal Court prosecutor
In 1998 the Rome Statute, a treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC), was ratified by many countries throughout the world. 303 more words