4 February 2020

Dothan on the Deterrence Costs of ICC Intervention

Shai DothanAssociate Professor Shai Dothan (iCourts) has a forthcoming paper in Journal of International Criminal Justice.

The paper is titled: "The ICC is NOT a Slice of Cheese"

Here is the Abstract:

My friend Jakob Holtermann compared the International Criminal Court (ICC) to a slice of swiss cheese. The metaphor is meant to indicate that the ICC operates as a filter that would deter some of the criminals left undeterred by national criminal law systems, which is true. But the metaphor also suggests that the ICC would only deter extra criminals and would not damage the deterrence achieved by preceding filters, which is false. This paper explains why.

You can read the full paper here.