Doesn't the World Need More Who Give than Take?
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 3:11PM
Jack Rice in Editorial, icc, the hague

I know that some people have said that the International Criminal Court is illegitimate and blowing apart. I disagree. The work that they do is critical and considering they have only been in existence for 17 years at a time when various countries, militias and individuals are constantly at each other’s throats, I think that they have done quite well. 

Consider that more than 120 countries have come together despite having different standards of proof, different rules of evidence, different rules of procedure, different rules of precedent, different styles, and different philosophies. Nevertheless, they all agreed that impunity for Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes simply can’t stand. Finally, the people who work in this building and around the world are remarkably talented and are legitimately trying to make the world a better place. 

Frankly, the world needs more people and organizations that are more interested in giving rather than taking. So, for one, I applaud these women and men and am eternally grateful for all of their help and advice this week.

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