The International Criminal Court and Conflict Mediation

ICTJ; Paul Seils, Marieke Wierda
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This paper addresses the possible impact of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on conflict mediation and on political stability in fragile environments. It looks at issues such as: the role of criminal accountability for massive abuses, the ICC statute, practical issues that conflict mediators may face as a result of ICC investigations, and the possible positive role the ICC may play in the context of conflict mediation.