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Challenges Ahead For International Criminal Court, Says Leading War Crimes Expert

When governments engage in atrocities like the alleged chemical attacks against civilians in Syria, the world's nations have set up a court to bring the guilty to justice.

Photo credit: UC Berkeley

Eric Stover is Faculty Director of the Human Rights Center and Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Health, University of California at Berkeley.

But the 11-year-old International Criminal Court is still trying to establish itself as an impartial and effective tribunal.

Its authority has never been accepted by the United States and now it's coming under attack from African nations.

Today, we'll discuss the challenges faced by the fledgling ICC.

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