Effort to Expand ICC Mandate Face Resistance

Efforts to expand the scope of the International Criminal Court during a review conference taking place this week in Kampala enjoy broad support among rights advocates, but many governments have expressed reservations. The imbalance between the desire to protect human rights and the judicial means to do so at the international level remains one of the largest gaping holes in the global human rights effort. “Relying on national infrastructures battered by conflict or controlled by the very perpetrators of these crimes is not enough. If we expect to achieve a world without genocide, a world free of horrific war crimes […]

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