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Assessing the Achievements of International Criminal Justice / A New Era of Oil Abundance? Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 4, Winter 2015

Born from the ashes of two world wars, the concept of international criminal justice took nearly half a century to become anchored in institutions and legal concepts that are independent of specific conflicts. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, that for Rwanda, and the creation of the International Criminal Court, among others, bear witness to the real progress made during the 1990s. This issue of Politique étrangère offers a series of articles that shed light on these achievements and their limits.


The International Criminal Court is not universally recognized; it does not cover all of the legal issues presented by war crimes and genocide; nor is it the only form of justice imaginable in the face of such events. Today, the idea of international criminal justice is both increasingly evoked and increasingly contested – two good reasons to evaluate its outcomes, which are rare achievements from a time when the world seemed to have an irrepressible need for unity.

This issue of Politique étrangère also tackles other pressing international issues, such as the shifting the balance of power at multiple levels (China, Ethiopia…), or uncertainty in energy markets (notably through dramatically shifting oil prices).

In the wake of the November 13 terrorist attacks, it also provides a particularly timely article that analyses models for preventing radicalism and for deradicalization that are being put in place in three European countries.





FOCUS Assessing the Achievements of International Criminal Justice

International Criminal Justice at 70: Between the Iron and Golden Ages, by Joël Hubrecht

The ICTY Story: A Clear Failure? by Jean-Arnault Dérens

Rwanda: How to Judge Genocide? by Hélène Dumas

The Right to Compensation at the ICC: Promises and Uncertainties, by Jules Guillaumé



A New Era of Oil Abundance? by Marie-Claire Aoun

American Presidential Elections: What the Primaries are Telling us, by Laurence Nardon

The German Debate on Country’s Security: Different Discourse, Same Paradigm, by Barbara Kunz



Ethiopia, an African Power? by Alain Gascon

The Atlantic Partnership’s Trial of Multipolarity: End of Illusions, by Jean-Yves Haine

China’s and the UN’s Peace Keeping Operations: Defending Sovereignty, by Juliette Genevaz

From Financial Diplomacy to Geopolitics of Finance, by Arnaud Odier

War’s Indirection or the Return of the Limited War, by Olivier Kempf

De-radicalization and the Prevention of Radicalization in Germany, Great Britain and Denmark, by Asiem El Difraoui et Milena Uhlmann



Le climat va-t-il changer le capitalisme ?, Jacques Mistral (dir.) ; Le climat : à quel prix ?, Christian de Perthuis and Raphaël Trotignon, by Carole Mathieu

You can read in French the Editorial of Politique étrangère, vol. 80, n° 4, hiver 2015

You can read in French the Book reviews of Politique étrangère, vol. 80, n° 4, hiver 2015


International Criminal Court (ICC) International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) international justice Oil prices Terrorism US elections war China Ethiopia Germany