Comment on the Peace Lecture Question: “To what extent can the ICC advance peace around the world?”
As an judicial organization which has only convicted one person, the ICC's main power is symbolic. An organization which warns international terrorists that there will be repercussions for their actions, the ICC's power to advance peace lies in the the fact that it is an organization which has the power to convict international criminals. As argued by Mr. Pace, the amount the UN Security Council spends on peace efforts may be negligible, but it is important to recognize that the UN acts as a peace body itself. Thus, although the UN may support the ICC, the ICC must make efforts to advance peace by convicting those whom they recognize as most dangerous on a global scale.
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