Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have a dual mission: hold perpetrators accountable for grave international crimes, and deliver justice to victims. To fulfill these mandates, the Office of the Prosecutor must navigate dynamic understandings of justice in disparate post-conflict societies. Yet, few empirical studies have investigated how culture—viewed as a resource for navigating social relations—impacts relationships between ICC prosecutors and victims and shapes participants’ expectations of international criminal law. Do prosecutors and victims embedded in distinct relational networks experience international justice differently?
Victims and Prosecutors: Clientelism, Legalism, and Culture at the International Criminal Court, Vol. 53
23 Mar 2022