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A Snowball’s Chance in Cairo: The ICC To Intervene in Egypt?

19 Jan

Justice in Conflict

A group of international lawyers and legal scholars representing the Muslim Brotherhood are pushing for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate alleged crimes committed in Egypt. According to The Globe and Mail’s Paul Waldie, the Brotherhood’s legal team believe that violence committed by the Egyptian army constitutes crimes against humanity:

The legal battle is led by a team in London that includes one of Britain’s top international criminal lawyers, a former official with the United Nations and the former director of public prosecutions in Britain. The lawyers have not only filed a complaint with the ICC alleging widespread crimes against humanity by the military, but they also plan to file a series of lawsuits around the world targeting individual Egyptian army officers.

The most obvious obstacle to the ICC intervening in Egypt is the fact that the country is not currently a member-state of the Court, despite occasional proclamations that it 

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Posted by on January 19, 2014 in General News

 

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