Views On The News: International Courts

Following the conviction of Charles Taylor and the now on-hold trial of Ratko Mladic, volunteers raise awkward questions about the role of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and tribunal proceedings.  London Legal Salon coordinator, Luke Samuel, responds with far-reaching insights and tells us it is an irredeemable behemoth set up to massage the moral standing of Western powers.  He explains why the ICC is, in essence:  anti-democratic, is undermining the sovereignty of nations and cannot stop ‘war crimes’ or facilitate reconciliation. Interwoven with evocative news footage and compelling arguments, we are left in no doubt that we’d be better off without the ICC altogether.