The International Criminal Court and Truth Commissions: A Framework for Cross-Interaction in the Sudan and Beyond

Totten, Christopher D. | January 1, 2009

This Article explores normative and institutional frameworks for interaction between the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) and truth commissions. In particular, the Article examines how the ICC should approach prosecutions in countries where a truth commission may form, such as in the , in light of particular legal provisions binding on the ICC. Moreover, the Article argues for the use of particular institutional bodies within the ICC through which to facilitate information exchange with truth commissions. Finally, the Article explores implications for the ICC with regard to the prosecution of high and low-level perpetrators who have participated in a truth commission process in one of the countries where the ICC is investigating.