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The International Criminal Court

A Global Civil Society Achievement

By Marlies Glasius

Routledge – 2005 – 176 pages

Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

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Description

A new examination of the International Criminal Court (ICC) from a political science and international relations perspective.

It describes the main features of the court and discusses the political negotiations and the on-going clashes between those states who oppose the court, particularly the United States, and those who defend it. It also makes these issues accessible to non-lawyers and presents effective advocacy strategies for non-governmental organizations. It also delivers essential background to the place of the US in international relations and makes a major contribution to thinking about the ICC’s future.

While global civil society does not deliver global democracy, it does contribute to more transparent, more deliberative and more ethical international decision-making which is ultimately preferable to a world of isolated sovereign states with no accountability outside their borders, or exclusive and secretive state-to-state diplomacy.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of international relations, international law, globalization and global governance.

Contents

1. A Universal Criminal Court: The Emergence of an Idea 2. The Global Civil Society Campaign 3. The Victory: The Independent Prosecutor 4. The Defeat: No Universal Jurisdiction 5. The Controversy: Gender and Forced Pregnancy 6. The Missed Chance: Banning Weapons 7. A Global Civil Society Achievement. Why Rejoice?

Name: The International Criminal Court: A Global Civil Society Achievement (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Marlies Glasius. A new examination of the International Criminal Court (ICC) from a political science and international relations perspective. It describes the main features of the court and discusses the political negotiations and the on-going clashes between those...
Categories: Human Rights Law & Civil Liberties, International Law - Law, Politics & International Relations, International Organizations, International Law