The Politics of International Justice – US Policy and the Legitimacy of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon | Ifi Working Paper
Working Paper | August 2012
The Politics of International Justice – US Policy and the Legitimacy of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon by John Cerone
Assessing the state of US policy toward international criminal courts is a complex, if not impossible, undertaking. Indeed, there is no coherent U.S. policy on international criminal courts generally. This is attributable on the one hand to the multifaceted nature of international criminal courts, and on the other to the fact that U.S. policy is an amalgamation of diverse views reduced in some cases to written form, which is itself subject to varying interpretations. Policy is also in a continual state of flux, and its fluctuations in this arena are particularly dynamic at the present moment in history.