Rules, Politics, and the International Criminal Court
Committing to the Court
Routledge – 2013 – 199 pages
Series: Global Institutions
In this new work, Dutton examines the ICC and whether and how its enforcement mechanism influences state membership and the court’s ability to realize treaty goals, examining questions such as:
This work provides a significant contribution to the field, and will be of great interest to students and scholars of international law, international relations, international organizations and human rights.
"Dutton's book offers a snap-shot into the very important decisions, meetings and discussions leading to the adoption of the Rome Statute. Thus, readers looking to refresh on the details and history of this formidable treaty document can do so quickly cutting through a time line from the past to the present, with the added benefit of understanding the political reasons behind some States' motive to adopt or not adopt the Statute".
Sylvia Nwamaraihe,University of Kiel, Germany
Introduction 1. The ICC: a new kind of institution in the international human rights regime 2. Testing state commitment to the ICC 3. The United States—for justice, but against relinquishing sovereignty 4. Germany—a strong country leads the way to a Strong court 5. Canada, France, and the United Kingdom—a study in contrasts 6. Trinidad and Tobago—compliance before norms 7. Rwanda—credible threat, not credible commitment 8. Kenya—hope becomes regret 9. Conclusion
Yvonne Dutton is currently an Associate Professor at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law where she teaches International Criminal Law, Criminal Law, Federal Criminal Law, and Evidence.