Friday, August 14, 2015

Mégret: The Anxieties of International Criminal Justice

Frédéric Mégret (McGill Univ. - Law) has posted The Anxieties of International Criminal Justice. Here's the abstract:
This article argues that international criminal justice as a field and project is chronically afflicted by forms of anxiety. In particular, the article is interested in what might be described as a form of existential disciplinary anxiety linked to a constant search for meaning. The field's anxieties are described as those of dependence, politics, method, legitimacy, authenticity, fairness, moral clarity, identity, status and responsibility. Anxieties are deeply woven into the rhetorical and practical structures of international criminal justice. To escape them would be to escape the field's condition, a difficult proposition that might well be the project's downfall.