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ICC What is the international criminal court's legacy?

ICC What is the international criminal court's legacy? | Human Rights | Scoop.it

Alison Cole: The question must not be avoided.


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Louise Woods's curator insight, July 25, 2013 7:22 AM

Article raises some good points about the effectiveness of the ICC. 

gina lockton's curator insight, July 28, 2013 11:14 PM

A good read on 'effectiveness' in relation to the ICC

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JURIST - Paper Chase: UN elects 18 members including US to serve on rights council

JURIST - Paper Chase: UN elects 18 members including US to serve on rights council | Human Rights | Scoop.it

The UN General Assembly elects 18 members including US to serve on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

 

1. Go to the UNHRC website: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/AboutCouncil.aspx

2. What role does the UNHRC play in promoting human rights internationally?


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Rape as a weapon of war: what the law can do

Rape as a weapon of war: what the law can do | Human Rights | Scoop.it

An article reflecting on the effectiveness of the International Criminal Court in dealing with the use of rape as a weapon of war.

 

Questions

 

1. What is the legal response mentioned to deal with rape as a weapon of war?

 

2. Summarise TWO limitations of the legal responses?

 

3. Read the following quote from the article:

 

'Since it is possible for the ICC to promote better domestic prosecutions, it can also, and should, encourage domestic accountability for sexual violence crimes.'

 

How is the concept of state sovereignty relevant to the ICC and 'domestic prosecutions'?


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Megan Wakeley's curator insight, July 2, 2013 6:29 PM

Effectiveness of ICC

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ASEAN Human Rights Declaration: a step forward or a slide backwards?

ASEAN Human Rights Declaration: a step forward or a slide backwards? | Human Rights | Scoop.it
One of the outcomes of the 21st Summit of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Phnom Penh, was the adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration by the ten member states.

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