The ICC: What Counts as a Success?

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One of the striking features of the International Criminal Court is its ability to draw attention from a multitude of disciplinary perspectives. Law, political science, criminology, philosophy, international relations and even sociology have invested in the long-standing discourse on the ICC’s consequences, challenges, limits and pursuits. A position that unites many (though not all) ICC researchers is the desire for the Court to succeed. But what counts as ‘success’? Achieving consensus or clarity on how to measure the effectiveness or success of the ICC is challenging. Can we decide or develop appropriate metrics to assess whether the ICC is performing ‘successfully’?
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2013


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