Major Papers


Since the Second World War, the international community has pursued measures to safeguard civilians from certain threats and ensure the protection of basic human liberties. It was the birth of human rights movements, which developed throughout several decades and continues to expand, that slowly led to the formal recognition of human security. This shift is recognized, in theoretical terms, as a movement from realist security perspectives to the creation of a universal phenomenon that is altering standard practices of international relations. One of the most significant changes has been the development of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which has created a jurisdiction above that of nations, and independent from any organization. The United States has launched an aggressive opposition campaign and has sought to undermine the Court to protect its power. However, it is overlooking the benefits and significance of the global collaboration and cooperation that is produced within such an unprecedented movement.

Primary Advisor

A. Sidahmed

Program Reader

T. Donais

Degree Name

Master of Arts


Political Science

Document Type

Major Research Paper

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