OPTIMIZING THE ROLE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT IN GLOBAL SECURITY
The growing threat to global peace and security today clearly undermines the primary objectives of the United Nations (the
UN) to maintain international peace and security. The existing system governing global security is obviously porous. The noncompulsory nature of the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the perceived inefficiency and politics of veto power at the Security Council of the UN necessitates further action to restore and maintain global peace and security. This paper reviews the International Criminal Court (ICC) Statute and shows how its proscriptions and other provisions will remedy the mischief in the UN system and contribute to the maintenance of global security. The paper
suggests ways of optimizing the role of the ICC in maintaining global peace and security.