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Part A Major Problems of International Criminal Justice, IV International Criminal Trials, Politics and Justice: The Role of the Security Council

Daphna Shraga

From: The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice

Edited By: Antonio Cassese (Editor-in-Chief)

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 December 2020

The proliferation of international criminal jurisdictions since the early 1990s focused the debate over law and politics on the interplay between politics and justice, where politics, defined loosely, is a decision-making process informed by calculations of self-interest,1 and justice is the institutional tool to bring those responsible for international crimes to account. In the realities of international criminal prosecutions where politics and justice were inextricably linked, the role of the SC and the risk of politicizing the judicial process dominated the...
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