Rabkin on the International Criminal Court

In a contribution to the Weekly Standard, Professor Jeremy Rabkin discusses a recent decision announced by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, ordering a reconsideration of the ICC prosecutor’s decision not to prosecute in a case.

Rabkin writes, “The ICC statute does make provision for such appeals of decisions by the prosecutor. But if there has been a previous case where such an appeal was upheld, it was not noted by the court’s opinion. As the dissenting judge on the three-judge panel explained, the wording of the ICC statute seems to vest considerable discretion in the prosecutor, as is logical . . . .”

Meanwhile, at The Hague, The Weekly Standard, August 3, 2015. By Jeremy Rabkin