October 20, 2021
General News

International Criminal Court: A Report Card

This is the last in a series of eight articles on the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Rome Statute creating the ICC entered into force on July 1, 2002 and the court is now in its 20th year. To mark the occasion, The Wire is publishing a series of articles evaluating its performance over the past two decades. See also: Part 1 (Afghanistan)| Part 2 (Powerful states staying above the law)| Part 3 (Rohingya crisis)| Part 4 (Palestine)| Part 5 (Sexual and gender-based violence)| Part 6 (Victims’ rights)| Part 7 (State cooperation)

On September 15, the trial chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) authorised a full-fledged investigation into Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs” campaign, observing that there was reasonable basis to believe that crimes against humanity were committed, particularly of murder. The court also observed…

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