In 1998, a half-century after the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals, a diplomatic conference finalized the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). 1 Only four years later, that treaty entered into force following its ratification by sixty states. The creation of a permanent, global tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the worst international crimes fulfilled a dream kept alive throughout the Cold War.
James L. Cavallaro & Jamie O'Connell,
When Prosecution Is Not Enough: How the International Criminal Court Can Prevent Atrocity and Advance Accountability by Emulating Regional Human Rights Institutions,
Yale J. Int'l L.
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