Comment on the Politics Lecture Question: “To what extent should the ICC Office of the Prosecutor consider or engage in politics to advance international justice?”
However noble the cause, most institutions, if not all, that are around politics become politicized to some extent. It is inevitable, as one of the major forces at work in the world is political.
That being said, I hope that the ICC Office of the Prosecutor stays apolitical as much as possible. The games that are played, especially within the Security Council, possibly create discrepancies in justice. Can justice really be done if the Prosecutor is caught up in other states' interests?
However, another goal of the ICC is safety. Just as the speaker said during the Q and A, if a solution for safety must be created by political means, I am completely for it. We must have confidence that the ICC will be able to apprehend these criminals and eventually prosecute them.
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