ICC’s Bensouda on accountability & peace

2bensouda‘If we have learned anything from history, it is that accountability and the rule of law have been recognized as fundamental preconditions to provide the framework to protect individuals and nations from massive atrocities, to promote peace and international security, and to manage conflicts. Not only was prosecuting crimes seen as satisfying conceptions of fundamental justice, but also as a means to prevent their perpetration.’

Fatou Bensouda (left), the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, in “International Justice and Diplomacy,” an op-ed which was posted online today at the New York Times website and will appear in print tomorrow in the International Herald Tribune. The commentary outlines the Prosecutor’s approach to the role of the ICC in a geopolitical world.

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