Why do states increasingly resort to international courts and tribunals to establish the guilt or innocence of individuals charged with serious international crimes such as genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, torture, terrorism, aggression? This question relates to the rationale behind a new trend in international justice that is novel and unique in the world community and represents one of the hallmarks of the modern world. In short, the main reasons for the current blossoming of international criminal justice reside in various convergent factors: the...
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