Teaching "The Reckoning": Understanding the International Criminal Court explores questions of judgment by looking at the creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Ever since the Nuremberg Trials, individuals around the world have imagined how an international judicial body could be used to prevent genocide, crimes against humanity, and other violations of civil and human rights. In 2002, over 100 nations made this vision a reality with the establishment of the ICC.  Facing History has partnered with Skylight Pictures, the producers of the film The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court to help classrooms explore some of the successes and challenges of this new court.

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The Reckoning (modules)

Each of these short video modules focuses on an important dilemma raised by the International Criminal Court in The Hague related to issues of sovereignty, impunity, and peace.

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The Reckoning: Understanding the International Criminal Court

Explore judgment, justice, and the International Criminal Court with these resources centered on the documentary film The Reckoning.


The International Criminal Court

Learn about the establishment of the International Criminal Court and the challenges it faces in upholding justice around the world.

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