What explains the ICC’s “Afro-centralism”?
The International Criminal Court (ICC) represents the first permanent tribunal to deal with war crimes. According to Vilmer, why are some African states leaving the ICC? What explains the ICC’s “Afro-centralism”? What are some defences of the ICC on this issue for why it is a valuable institution for Africa? Do you believe that the ICC is an institution worth supporting? Why or why not?
Tannenwald believes that the “nuclear taboo” may be unravelling. Describe the optimism for nuclear disarmament under Obama. Why did nuclear disarmament fail? According to Tannenwald, what is the case for nuclear disarmament? According to Giles, what is the stabilizing effect of nuclear deterrence? How is nuclear deterrence sustained alongside disarmament? Do you believe that nuclear disarmament can be achieved in your lifetime? Why or why not?