International Criminal Law and Its Paradoxes: Implications for Institutions and Practice

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This article challenges international criminal tribunals’ (ICTs) capacity to perform the socially constitutive work of transitional justice. Highlighting paradigmatic ICT jurisprudence, I show that both the “progress” and “justice” constructs central to the work and legitimacy of international criminal law are unrealizable under current ICT practice. This is due to international criminal law’s foundational, legitimizing basis in natural law rather than political liberalism. I call for a revision of ICT institutional accountability structures.

TidsskriftJournal of Law and Courts
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)33-53
Antal sider21
StatusUdgivet - 2017
Udgivet eksterntJa

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