The International Criminal Court remains a work in progress. Will the court as we know it survive? How will it overcome its considerable challenges? What are the principal causes of its difficulties? What are the solutions? And what are the stakes for international justice?
Listen here to a discussion on the issues, which took place at the Open Society Foundations in New York, on Tuesday, May 13, featuring:
- Carlos Castresana, perhaps best known for using the principles of universal jurisdiction to bring prosecutions against the Argentinean and Chilean military juntas in Spain in 1996, which led to the ground-breaking case against Chile’s former military ruler, Augusto Pinochet.
- David Bosco, the author of Rough Justice: The International Criminal Court in a World of Power Politics, published in January. He teaches international politics at the American University in Washington DC, and is a senior editor at Foreign Policy magazine.
- James A. Goldston, executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative. He served as coordinator of prosecutions and senior trial attorney in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court from 2007 to 2008.