After the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened its doors on 1 July 2002, it soon faced criticism from various directions. From the African corner, allegations of neo-colonialism became widespread, especially after the ICC issued an arrest warrant against the Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir in 2009. In his research, Res Schürch investigates whether the ICC, and more specifically the Rome Statute, promotes legal neo-colonialism. He does this from a historical and legal perspective.
R.J. Schürch: The International Criminal Court at the Mercy of Powerful States. How the Rome Statute Promotes Legal Neo- Colonialism.
Prof. H.G. van der Wilt
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