Politics and International Relations


Dr Christine Cheng discusses Charles Taylor trial at the ICC

Posted: 01 May 2012

Christine Cheng published a comment piece on the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor on Aljazeera online (26 April 2012).

Christine writes that the trial is "a major milestone in the pursuit of international justice". However, she warns, by focusing predominantly on Africans, there is a real worry that the International Criminal Court will be perceived by non-Western countries as providing a cloak of legitimacy for the US and other Western nations to achieve their political aims.

The full article can be read here.

Dr Christine Cheng is Bennett Boskey Fellow in Politics and IR at Exeter College

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