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Scepticism about the ICC

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10 Nov 2016

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Scepticism about the ICC should come as no surprise

JeffHandmakerISS_smallJeff Handmaker*

On 21 October 2016, South Africa’s Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Michael Masutha announced the intention of the government to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

South Africa’s announcement to withdraw from the ICC was accompanied by similar announcements by Burundi and possibly Kenya to either leave or consider leaving the Assembly of State Parties, which comprises the members of the Rome Statute of the ICC. The Gambia also made clear it was intending to leave the ICC, which was all the more embarrassing as it is the country of nationality of the current ICC prosecutor.




Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals is a searchable database of case law from and commentary on the international criminal tribunals.

The database – which ISS has a subscription to – provides you with the full text of the most important decisions, including concurring, separate and dissenting opinions of the ICTY, ICTR, The Special Court for Sierra Leone, The Special Panels for Serious Crimes of Timor-Leste and the ICC.

Distinguished experts in the field of international criminal law have commented these judgments.

Just published:

Volume 37: The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia 2008-2009
Volume 39: The International Criminal Court 2006-2008
Volume 41: The International Criminal Court 2009

The judicial decisions and commentaries in these new volumes of the Annotated Leading Cases Series are now online available in full-text.


“ICC Kenyatta Case: Where Now for Kenya ’s Post-Election Violence Victims?”


Fergal Gaynor, Legal Representative for Victims in the ICC case against Uhuru Kenyatta, discusses reaction among victims of Kenya ’s 2007-08 post-election violence to the postponement of the Kenyan President’s trial

Thursday 6 February 2014, 7pm at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut

SCL Lectures are public and free of charge. Registration is not necessary, seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

The views and opinions expressed in or during the Supranational Criminal Law lectures are not necessarily those of the host and/or participating organisations, namely the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University.

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