Fostering cooperation through technology-driven tools

Olympia Bekou, William E. M. Lowe, Daley J. Birkett

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This chapter introduces the Cooperation and Judicial Assistance Database (CJAD) as a tool for improving cooperation with the ICC. Recognising the need to secure cooperation for the continued functioning of the Court, it shows that the ability of States to respond to requests for cooperation demands specific national implementing legislation. Without possessing the necessary procedures to enable action at the national level, States are unable to respond to requests for cooperation from the ICC. In light of the current record of implementation, which is low, the authors argue that technology offers significant advantages to domestic drafters – as well as researchers and civil society – increasing both the quantity and quality of the national implementation legislation produced. Finally, the authors discuss the creation of the free, open access CJAD, explaining its methodology, development at the request of The Hague Working Group of the Bureau of the ASP and how it operates in practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCooperation and the International Criminal Court
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives from theory and practice
EditorsOlympia Bekou, Daley J. Birkett
Place of PublicationLeiden ; Boston
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9789004304475
ISBN (Print)9789004304468
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameNottingham Studies on Human Rights
ISSN (Print)2211-7342

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