In an article for the Journal of International Criminal Justice, I write about the influence of misinformation on international law and the International Criminal Court (ICC).
‘Institutions such as the International Criminal Court are critically dependent on public legitimacy and state support to achieve their function, and yet, may be vulnerable to harmful narratives which erode these vital pillars.’
In the article, co-authored with Janet H. Anderson, we use the example of the ICC’s Kenya cases to describe how harmful narratives may be constructed and employed.
We identify lessons for the ICC in working better with media professionals to ensure that these false information storms can be weathered.
Read the article in the Journal of International Criminal Justice.