Punishment and prosecution by international courts publication info the hague international courts association c2012 the ad hoc tribunals and the international criminal court and international criminal law willem jan van der wolf selected jurisdictional issues sarah williams. This is evidenced by several high profile cases such as the prosecution of the former debswana managing director louis nchindo 19 which to the surprise of many made it to the courts 20 while none of these cases involved issues of international criminal law one cannot rule out the possibility of political interference if there ever was a . The international criminal court as described below can play an important role in prosecuting international crimes in cases where domestic courts are unwilling or unable to do so institutions of international criminal law today the most important institution is the international criminal court icc as well as several ad hoc tribunals. Criminal prosecution and punishment of breaches of international humanitarian law antonio cassese abstract this article focuses on the problems of and prospects for the enforcement of international humanitarian law through the prosecution and punishment of individuals accused of violations of international humanitarian law by international . 12 for specific examples of how international criminal courts have recently relied on general principles of law recognized by the community of states refer to the authors volume international law 2nd edn oxford oxford university press 2005 at 193 4
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