Adama Dieng


The international society's pursuit of international criminal justice entails the creation of a stateless jurisdiction with international scope that holds individuals, rather than States, responsible. As the institutions mandated to exercise international criminal jurisdiction begin to develop their operations, it becomes clear that the execution of justice entails a wide range of policy decisions normally undertaken by the State, in terms of legal aid, policing, education, and information, to mention but a few areas. The International Criminal Court may draw upon the wealth of operational experience of the Tribunals in these areas, but will nonetheless continue to develop its own practice just as the definition, purpose, and execution of justice will continue to evolve over time.