The ICC and Nonviolent Crimes Against Humanity
Political Conflict

Improving Global Accountability: The ICC and Nonviolent Crimes Against Humanity

Author(s): One Earth Future
Date: May 9, 2014
Publication Type: Policy Briefs
Research Topics: Political Conflict

Overview:

The journal Global Constitutionalism published an article by Eamon Aloyo in its November 2013 issue entitled, “Improving Global Accountability: The ICC and Nonviolent Crimes Against Humanity.”Aloyo’s article represents the view that some nonviolent harms, whether in a democratic or nondemocratic regime, are never legitimate.

Key Findings:

  • Individuals who commit nonviolent crimes should be held accountable at the global level.
  • Making precedence of recognizing and prosecuting severe nonviolent crimes will be an essential step for further developing global accountability.

 


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