The Politics and Procedures Concerning the Establishment of a Permanent International Criminal Court

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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Kathleen White, 1945-2023
dc.contributor.authorLystad, Karin A.
dc.descriptioniv, 91 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractAs part of a third generation of Holocaust Survivors, I had been made aware of Jewish genocide and other crimes against humanity from a very young age. What I did not understand as a child, and what I still have yet to comprehend, is how human beings could orchestrate and execute such atrocities without any notable signs of guilt or grief. I have recently come to realize, though, that I will never be able to completely answer this question. I simultaneously discovered that the existence of a more important question; how can these types of heinous crimes be prevented in the future? As a reaction to this question, I chose to move to Washington, DC during my winter 1997 SIP quarter to contribute to the establishment of a permanent International Criminal Court (ICC), which would try individuals for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. The internship and research I carried out took place under the direction of Steven J. Gerber, esq., director of the Washington International Criminal Court Project, a project sponsored primarily by a UN reform agency called the World Federalist Association (WFA). The following written analysis represents a compilation of my observations and experiences relating to the ICC and to WFA, along with necessary logistical and background information on both.en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College International and Area Studies Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. International and Area Studies.;
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dc.titleThe Politics and Procedures Concerning the Establishment of a Permanent International Criminal Courten_US