Following the withdrawal of charges against Uhuru Kenyatta at the ICC, parallels can be seen with the trial of Thomas Lubanga when assessing the Court’s legitimacy. Clearly there is a need to move away from legal absolutism and towards a balancing method.
Obama recently offered many illegal immigrants a chance of temporary legalisation, promising better futures for them and their children. However, do amnesties indeed improve the lives of those immigrants? Empirical research so far remains inconclusive.