Penn State International Law Review


Joel Cavicchia

First Paragraph

An International Criminal Court (ICC), with the power to assert jurisdiction over international crimes, has been the subject of extensive debate throughout this century. The very concept has evoked a range of disparate responses, from those who view it as a realistic goal to those who view it as chimerical grist for academic mills. Focus on this issue, triggered to some degree by the recent Gulf War, has rekindled the debate. This article explores the possibility of creating an ICC which stakes a middle ground between idealism and skepticism.