The International Court of Justice and the Control of State Crime

Peter Iadicola, Indiana-Purdue University - Fort Wayne

The International Court of Justice may be a significant achievement in the control of state crime. However its creation is a product of politics. The most powerful states are using their influence to reduce its power over their actions. The paper discusses the power of the court; jurisdiction, members, and procedure and describes some of the attempts to lessen its power and authority. Lastly, the paper briefly describes is potential for the control of state violence.

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