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World Peace Through Justice Award Lecture, Richard J. Goldstone Jan 2009

World Peace Through Justice Award Lecture, Richard J. Goldstone

Washington University Global Studies Law Review

I am optimistic that even if the United States fails in the coming years to ratify the Rome Treaty, it will increasingly offer its support for prosecutions launched by the ICC that are consistent with Washington’s foreign policy. Then, there is the role of civil society in this and other democracies. The media, human rights organizations, and the faculty and students of so many universities have successfully pressured political leaders to take action in support of victims of atrocious crimes. It was, after all, public concern and pressure that led the United States and some of the European democracies ...


The Prosecution Of International Crimes: Prospects And Pitfalls, Louise Arbour Jan 1999

The Prosecution Of International Crimes: Prospects And Pitfalls, Louise Arbour

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

This essay details the accomplishments and shortcomings of the International Criminal Tribunals and the prosecution of international criminals. The paper makes note of the recent progress in convicting international criminals through an open and transparent process applying widely accepted international standards of criminal justice. On the other hand, the paper highlights the difficulties in merging international and criminal law given the vast diversity of legal systems and the limited access of evidence.