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EJIL: The Podcast! - European Journal of International Law EPISODE 4, 1st August 2020
Episode 4 - Court between a Rock and a Hard Place
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Episode 4 - Court between a Rock and a Hard Place

The International Criminal Court has for a long time been criticised for exclusively focusing on Africa, as opposed to investigating situations in which powerful western states are heavily involved or have strong interests. In the first part of this podcast Kamari Clarke joins Dapo Akande, Marko Milanovic, Sarah Nouwen and Philippa Webb to discuss whether black lives matter before the ICC and whether it can deal with structural injustice. The second part of the podcast discusses some of the political and legal challenges that have arisen when the Court goes after nationals of states not party to its Statute. The focus is on the recent US sanctions against the Court in response to the investigation into the situation in Afghanistan and whether the ICC is able to determine the territorial boundaries of Palestine.