The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court is a feature length documentary about the ICC and its Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo.
Facing History and Ourselves believes that definitions are “works-in-progress.” Our understanding of ideas is continually refined as we learn new information, often in collaboration with others. As we study the past and reflect on experiences in the present, we encourage students to construct their own meaning of important concepts. The “working definitions” provided in this glossary reflect how students might begin to define key terms they will encounter as they study international justice.
Ethnic groups living in Darfur, a territory in the southwest region of Sudan, have competed for essential resources (e.g., land and water) for centuries. These primarily agrarian tribes felt marginalized by the central government in Khartoum, especially since the military coup in 1989.
The 15-minute film module, Law or War: The Creation of the International Criminal Court (below), explores the creation of the first permanent international court in history created to investigate and prosecute individual perpetrators, no matter how powerful, for genocide,
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Human Rights Themes in Ancient Laws and Codes
The following questions can be used to facilitate large and small group discussions, prompt reflective writing, develop projects, and evaluate student understanding. For more ideas about how to use these questions to deepen students’ understanding of issues related to international justice, refer to the teaching strategies section of the Facing History website.