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The “Image” Of The ICC Within The Global System

Nitish Kumar, LLM, Human Rights and Social Justice, University of Bologna, Italy


This article provides a thorough assessment of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and how it has been perceived by the public since its establishment in 2002 through the Rome Statute. This essay conducts a thorough examination to examine the fundamental goals of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the complex problems it encounters in the geopolitical sphere. The investigation explores the two main components of the ICC's mission - to handle serious crimes like genocide and war crimes - which positions it at a crucial intersection of global governance. However, it also faces significant operational difficulties, such as limited jurisdictional authority and allegations of geopolitical prejudice. The critique of the International Criminal Court's prosecutorial focus on African nations and the ramifications of non-participation by key global powers such as the USA, Russia, China, and India are given special emphasis. Moreover, the article assesses the achievements of the ICC in advancing global criminal justice and human rights, as well as its impact on the development of international legal standards. This academic analysis sheds light on both the positive impacts and challenges faced by the ICC. Additionally, it puts forward strategic recommendations to improve its effectiveness and credibility within the field of international law.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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