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Dear David,

The treaty signed last summer, establishing an International Criminal Court (ICC) aimed at bringing to justice individuals responsible for “crimes against humanity,” has been welcomed by almost everyone in the field of human rights. You do not welcome the ICC; arguing that it is the wrong answer to the challenges posed by crimes such as ethnic cleansing, and you say that it will create disillusionment because, like its sponsor, the UN, it will be another international institution which promises more than it can deliver.

Your argument is based on the practical difficulties which the ICC…

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