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The International Criminal Court and Global Justice


Killingsworth, M, The International Criminal Court and Global Justice, Violent States and creative States: from the global to the individual. Volume I: Structural violence and creative structures, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, J Adlam, T Kluttig and BX Lee (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 237-249. ISBN 9781785925641 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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According to Michael Howard (2000, p.1), war, or armed conflict between organised groups, ‘has been the universal norm in history’. Adopting one of the core themes of this collection, war is possibly the most established and indeed entrenched form of structural violence. And while there have always been taboos with respect to how wars are fought, punishment for violating these taboos remained inconsistent (when there was punishment at all) and characterised by so-called victor’s justice. Thus, the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2002 represents, albeit with important limitations, a creative structural response to the challenges of long-established norms regarding the use of violence in the international realm.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:global justice, International Criminal Court, war, nation-state
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:International relations
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:International relations
Objective Field:International relations not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Killingsworth, M (Dr Matt Killingsworth)
ID Code:120832
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-08-31
Last Modified:2018-11-30

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