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Dealing with Non-cooperation at the icc: Towards a More Holistic Approach

Bekou, Olympia


Professor of Public International Law


© 2019 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands. The article examines the legal and non-legal responses to tackling non-cooperation with requests issued by the International Criminal Court. Through an examination of the Rome Statute regime as well as the relevant jurisprudence, the paper argues that a shift in the way non-cooperation is dealt with is needed. The article shows both the strengths and limitations of the cooperation system. It concludes that the legal responses of the Court require consistency in order to send a coherent message to non-cooperating States. Ultimately, the article argues that in order to successfully address non-cooperation, it would be important to focus on possible synergies between the legal framework, political tools, actions that are available to States and judicial findings by the Court.


Bekou, O. (2019). Dealing with Non-cooperation at the icc: Towards a More Holistic Approach. International Criminal Law Review, 19(6), 911-937.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 14, 2019
Publication Date Nov 28, 2019
Deposit Date Jan 6, 2020
Journal International Criminal Law Review
Print ISSN 1567-536X
Electronic ISSN 1571-8123
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 19
Issue 6
Pages 911-937
Keywords Political Science and International Relations; Sociology and Political Science; Law
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