Following the withdrawal of charges against Uhuru Kenyatta at the ICC, parallels can be seen with the trial of Thomas Lubanga when assessing the Court’s legitimacy. Clearly there is a need to move away from legal absolutism and towards a balancing method.
A Commission recently found that human rights violations have been committed in North Korea. Its report offers the recommendation that those individually responsible for international crimes must be held accountable. But can this be realised in practice?