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Rwanda’s role in eastern DRC conflict: why international law is failing to end the fighting

By Kerstin Bree Carlson, Associate Professor International Law, Roskilde University
The power of international law lies in its potential to offer alternatives to force and violence. The ideal is that states submit their grievances to a court rather than duke them out on a battlefield, or carry them out against civilians.

As concerns armed violence, there are two international courts that countries can engage. The first is the International Court of Justice (ICJ). It is the world’s oldest international court, with jurisprudential roots that reach back into the 19th century. The ICJ applies international law,…The Conversation

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