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Judging the International Criminal Court 
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04/19/2009
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The historic decision—to establish the International Criminal Court

 


From America Abraod

In the summer of 1998 one hundred and twenty countries made a historic decision—to establish the International Criminal Court (ICC).  The hope was to end the impunity enjoyed by the globe’s worst perpetrators of crimes against the international community.  But since then, the reality of international justice has been slow to materialize.  On the next America Abroad, we explore the 20th  century's  history of halting attempts to create an international criminal court that culminated in the ICC.  We’ll travel to the headquarters of the International Criminal Court, at the Hague in the Netherlands to see what goes on at the ICC headquarters. And we head out to Uganda to check in on the ICC’s ongoing prosecution of the rebel leader Joseph Kony.  Plus, Deb Amos travels to the former Yugoslavia to gauge how effective the special international tribunal set up to prosecute war crimes in the Balkans has been.  And to wrap up, we sit down with international legal experts to hash out America’s controversial position on ICC


 
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