The Nuremberg trials, created in the aftermath of WWII to prosecute Nazi leaders, Slaid the groundwork for future accountability. Since then, progress toward establishing an internationally-accepted framework for judging and punishing those accused of crimes against humanity has been slow and spotty. While the founding of the International Criminal Court in 2002 initially held promise, its legitimacy is far from certain. Global powers like the US and China continue to refuse ratification of the ICC while several smaller nations, many currently under investigation, are backing out altogether. Nevertheless, human activist John Prendergast remains hopeful about the future for the advancement of international justice.
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