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Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

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International

2020

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Reforming The International Criminal Court: "Lean In" Or "Leave", Leila Nadya Sadat Jan 2020

Reforming The International Criminal Court: "Lean In" Or "Leave", Leila Nadya Sadat

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

The International Criminal Court, established by statute by 120 states in 1998, is charged with bringing the rule of law into some of the most difficult and dangerous situations in the world. From its inception, it has faced criticism; however, now a “Leave” campaign has emerged. This Article argues that instead of this campaign, scholars and political leaders should lean in to bring about reforms in a constructive manner.