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The Role of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court-A Case Study of Situation in Darfur

Zhu, Zhenyan LU (2011) JAMM04 20111
Department of Law
Abstract (Swedish)
The International Criminal Court has been operating for almost ten years since the Rome Statute enter into force in 2002. As a young international criminal court, the Prosecutor is a crucial figure among international legal professionals in the Court. His selection of situations to investigate and cases to prosecute will have a long-term global impact on international criminal justice. This thesis is aimed to conduct a study on the role of the ICC Prosecutor. The situation in Darfur is selected as a case study to explore how the Prosecutor dealt with the situation referred by the Security Council of United Nations. The discussion is developed upon the activities outside the courtroom and proceedings in the courtroom. The Prosecutor did not... (More)
The International Criminal Court has been operating for almost ten years since the Rome Statute enter into force in 2002. As a young international criminal court, the Prosecutor is a crucial figure among international legal professionals in the Court. His selection of situations to investigate and cases to prosecute will have a long-term global impact on international criminal justice. This thesis is aimed to conduct a study on the role of the ICC Prosecutor. The situation in Darfur is selected as a case study to explore how the Prosecutor dealt with the situation referred by the Security Council of United Nations. The discussion is developed upon the activities outside the courtroom and proceedings in the courtroom. The Prosecutor did not perform very well at both places in this situation. However, as the first prosecutor, he is faced with various predicaments resulting from political and structural constraints of the Court. Some reflections are given to explain his difficult position. (Less)
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author
Zhu, Zhenyan LU
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JAMM04 20111
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Darfur, Rome Statute, International Criminal Court, the Prosecutor
language
English
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1979795
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2011-06-20 14:41:33
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  abstract     = {The International Criminal Court has been operating for almost ten years since the Rome Statute enter into force in 2002. As a young international criminal court, the Prosecutor is a crucial figure among international legal professionals in the Court. His selection of situations to investigate and cases to prosecute will have a long-term global impact on international criminal justice. This thesis is aimed to conduct a study on the role of the ICC Prosecutor. The situation in Darfur is selected as a case study to explore how the Prosecutor dealt with the situation referred by the Security Council of United Nations. The discussion is developed upon the activities outside the courtroom and proceedings in the courtroom. The Prosecutor did not perform very well at both places in this situation. However, as the first prosecutor, he is faced with various predicaments resulting from political and structural constraints of the Court. Some reflections are given to explain his difficult position.},
  author       = {Zhu, Zhenyan},
  keyword      = {Darfur,Rome Statute,International Criminal Court,the Prosecutor},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Role of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court-A Case Study of Situation in Darfur},
  year         = {2011},
}