International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Critical Analysis of the Relationship between Sovereignty and the International Criminal Court in Fostering International Peace and Security
Usman Suleiman Jahun

The article examines the relationship between the doctrine of state sovereignty and its further division into pooled and shared sovereignty and the International Criminal Court (ICC) in ensuring international peace and security. This is important considering the indiscriminate violations of human rights in many states across the globe and the decreasing support of the ICC. This is argued to have a negative impact on the global fight against violation of human rights and international criminal justice. The research concludes that there is no doubt a relationship exists between state sovereignty and the ICC. In addition, although the ICC is not a human rights court, it can be argued to be a mechanism for the protection of human rights.

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