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AU states' ICC withdrawal a fatal blow for justice

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Frank Letaba

Since the end of the First World War in 1918 there has been attempts to create a new civilisation that would organise the community of states into an integrated international system.

Unfortunately, if one has to employ realist assumptions - that states are fundamental actors in the international community, thus they act according to their own national interests - any attempt to create an integrated international system might appear as a mirage. The creation of the League of Nations immediately after the First World War was one of those attempts, but failed to prevent an international war from breaking-out.

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