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The dog that did not bark: the EU and the clash between sovereignty and justice in the International Criminal Court

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dc.contributor.author Costa, Oriol
dc.contributor.author Collantes Celador, Gemma
dc.contributor.author Badell Sánchez, Diego
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-16T12:27:43Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-16T12:27:43Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Costa O, Collantes-Celador G, Badell D. The dog that did not bark: the EU and the clash between sovereignty and justice in the International Criminal Court. European Security. 2021;30(3):402-74. DOI: 10.1080/09662839.2021.1947801
dc.identifier.issn 0966-2839
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/48987
dc.description.abstract The cosmopolitan character of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is not immune to the growing surge in the contestation of international institutions. The African Union’s reaction to the ICC decision to indict the then sitting heads of state of Sudan and Kenya, and the actions undertaken by the Trump Administration against the Court over possible investigations into Afghanistan and Palestine, are cases in point. This article explores what that surge has meant for intra-EU debates on its position towards the ICC. We present a two-fold argument based on an empirical analysis of key moments in the institutional development of the Court that coincide with the pre- and post-rise phases in the politicisation of international institutions. First, the level of agreement on the ICC within the EU has been grossly exaggerated. Second, despite bouts of disagreement, patterns of political conflict over the ICC within the EU remain constant. That is, there is recurrent polarisation, with a range of opinions on the intractable debate about Westphalian sovereignty vs. cosmopolitan justice, but no change in the other two dimensions of politicisation (salience and actor range).
dc.description.sponsorship This article falls under the EU-NormCon research project (Normative contestation in Europe: Implications for the EU in a changing global order), funded by the National R+D Plan of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (CSO2016-79205-P); and by the COST Action ENTER (EU Foreign Policy Facing New Realities, grant number CA17119), supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartof European Security. 2021;30(3):402-74
dc.rights © 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.title The dog that did not bark: the EU and the clash between sovereignty and justice in the International Criminal Court
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09662839.2021.1947801
dc.subject.keyword International Criminal Court
dc.subject.keyword European Union
dc.subject.keyword Contestation
dc.subject.keyword Polarisation
dc.subject.keyword Justice
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/1PE/CSO2016-79205-P
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

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