The establishment in Rome of the ICC in July 1998 constitutes the culmination of a momentous historical development whereby a system to repress crime under general international law was combined with the essentially preventive collective security system under the UN Charter. In the future, these two systems have the potential to form two central pillars of a world order defined by peace. The landmark contribution that the Nuremberg IMT and Tokyo IMTFE (IMTs) made to ICL is not diminished by the victor’s justice critique that their limited jurisdiction inevitably...
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