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Interview: The Future of International Justice Amid Boundless Cruelty

You were there when the treaty establishing the ICC was completed 20 years ago. What was that like? It was a six-week rollercoaster ride of intense negotiations, preceded  by three years of negotiations at United Nations headquarters in New York to create a draft treaty. There were ministers and lawyers from probably 150 countries around the world, and nongovernmental organizations from around the world, too. I got to Rome filled with excitement. Really, we were looking at accomplishing a task that was so urgently needed. You have to remember, this was directly after the horrific conflict in the…

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