- Self-referrals as an indication of the inability of states to cope with non-state actors
- Book title
- The law and practice of the International Criminal Court
- Pages (from-to)
- Oxford University Press
- Document type
- Faculty of Law (FdR)
- Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL)
A number of the situations which are currently assessed by the International Criminal Court have been referred by the states on whose territory international crimes have been committed. These so-called ‘self-referrals’ have generally been criticized in legal literature. This article advocates a more positive reception. It argues that self-referrals should be taken seriously. The call on the ICC may be sincere and may reflect the predicament of weak states, incapable of countering violent non-state groups that engage in international crimes.
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