Sep 19th, 2009
Burma Digest publication
Challenges ahead on Burma’s Road to ICC
Universal Jurisdiction versus National Sovereignty & other issues
(Picture on front cover is courtesy of Thierry Falise.)
Recently, human rights activists inside and outside of Burma are calling the International Criminal Court to investigate human right crimes being committed, and have been committed, by Burma’s brutal rulers on the long suffering people of Burma.
But, as Burma is not a signatory of Rome statute of ICC, Burma’s dictators may just ignore any indictment by the ICC. To make matters worse, the ICC itself is neither perfect nor powerful. It has its own problems_ the ICC has been criticised by many statesmen and academics on quite a number of issues. And big democracies like the USA and India are refusing to sign the Rome Statute of ICC, making it look like a lame-duck.
This book tries to be of use in human rights activists’ quest to take Burma’s case to the International Criminal Court by looking at the debates and controversies surrounding the ICC from a positive point of view and arguing that the ICC is a welcoming development for the Rule of Law in the whole world including Burma.
This book is written in a way to give basic knowledge about the ICC to an ordinary casual reader while at the same time raising some important debate starting points for more serious readers, learners and activists.
All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to non-governmental healthcare charities inside Burma.
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