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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/33535

Title: The ICC and R2P: Vacillating between Utopia and Tyranny
Authors: Snider, Naomi
Advisor: Knop, Karen C.
Department: Law
Keywords: ICC, R2P, Responsibility to Protect, International Criminal Court
Issue Date: 27-Nov-2012
Abstract: For nearly half a decade discussion of the responsibility to protect (R2P) and international criminal justice proceeded along separate lines. However, in recent years an emerging perception that international criminal law may contribute to putting an end to a continuing atrocity crimes has lead to its use as an R2P reactive tool. This paper examines the relationship between R2P and the activity of International Criminal Court (the ICC), and the implications of their recent rapprochement. Firstly, the paper aims to bring a much-needed focus on the implications of their current interaction in ongoing conflict situations. Secondly it examines whether the convergence of R2P and the ICC represents a paradigmatic shift toward humanity’s law and a possible utopian tyranny or reinforces the traditional statist system as the fundamental framework for conflict mediation opening the door to a possible “cynic tyranny”. Thirdly, it considers how ICC and R2P activities should be coordinated.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/33535
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