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?”
Appreciate your time and request your willingness to answer some questions. For my dissertation on Global Leadership, I am conducting research on the ICC and transitional justice and its role in reconciliation. From my perspective, the ICC judges and prosecutors is not only a lawyer but also should be a leader with political and diplomatic skills as a critical traits and competences. However, the literature does not discuss the leadership skills, politics, and diplomacy as a trait and criteria for ICC judges. In my research, the Rome Statue does not provide guidance or directives on necessary traits and competences outside of the legal domain. However, effective justices and prosecutors are leaders within there industries and yield power and influence through their decision making and interactions with defendants and victims. Ironically, I am finding no research that links between leadership principles, gender sensitivities, power distance and avoidance, and political and diplomatic frameworks to assist judges and prosecutors in through the process of reconciliation. The literature discusses the judges and prosecutors activities and role in truth and reconciliation commission, reparations, memory, and other reconciliation measures on a macro level, rather than as leaders, how they make decisions and the effects of those decisions on the reconciliation process. Therefore, my questions are as follows: 1. Is there any legal authorities in the Rome Statue to address non state actors (lone wolf), its network organizations, and those that commit terrorist acts? 2. What leadership strategies are used in the ICC to strengthen transitional justice in the reconciliation process? 3. What is the leadership hierarchy within the ICC construct and how are they determined? 4. In state sponsored terrorism, does the ICC hold state leaders responsible in their support to non state terrorism? If so, what authorities case I can not find any in the Rome Statute or the Responsibility to Protect framework?
Thank you for your attention in this matter.
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