The Transcivilisational Perspective and the Universalism of the International Criminal Court

Storia Del Pensiero Politico 3 (2):285-310 (2014)
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The International Criminal Court (ICC) seems to have finally realized the ending legal globalists have long yearned for: a potentially universal, centralized and permanent court, able to enforce international humanitarian law without the mediation of the state. A legal system of mankind seems now more possible than ever before. The universalistic claim of the ICC, I contend in this article, is nevertheless potentially biased by a West-centric prejudice. Critically drawing on the transcivilizational perspective suggested by Onuma Yasuaki, I propose to overcome the West-centric approach of the ICC by assuming the multiplicity of universalisms, thus relativising each of them.



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Elisa Orrù
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