Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person D`hondt, Sigurd
Organisation Jyväskylä universitet
Projektets titel Negotiating International Criminal Law: A courtroom ethnography of trial performance at the International Criminal Court
Beslutnr 325535
Beslutsdatum 24.05.2019
Finansierings period 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2023
Finansiering 480 000
Beskrivning av projektet
The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague became operative as recently as 2002, and is challenged from multiple angles. Unlike national legal systems (which have a long history), the ICC represents a new way of administering justice that is still under development and faces many uncertainties in fundamental law and procedure. Other challenges relate to the linguistic and cultural diversity of the different populations within its jurisdiction. The court also operates in a particular geopolitical context, and its legitimacy is repeatedly challenged by various outside forces. This project investigates these tensions from an interaction-analytical angle. It draws on language and law research and courtroom ethnography, and elucidates how ICC trial actors (magistrates, attorneys, etc.) navigate these tensions while they interact with one another in court. In this way, the project provides a unique empirical snapshot of the expansion of this new form of global criminal justice.