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The Problem of the Authority of the International Criminal Court
  This research examines the problem of the authority of the International Criminal Court (ICC), focusing on its claim to jurisdiction as its primary exercise of authority. The research questions the basis of the Court's authority, beginning with an analysis of current theories of authority and exploring their relevance to the Court. It then explores the 'permission' that it has to act, based on the consent of States and the UN Security Council mandate, and questions whether the Court has the authority to act, based on current legal theories. The problems associated with using current theory and methods of thinking about authority to explain the authority that the ICC are then explored.

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    28 September 2018

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    K Law

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    340 Law

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


Moran, C. F. (2018). The Problem of the Authority of the International Criminal Court. International Criminal Law Review, 18(5), 883-901.



International Criminal Court (ICC), United Nations Security Council (UNSC), international criminal law, legal theory, authority

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