In my view, the argument that the ICC should focus “exclusively on sentencing” when determining whether “ordinary” crime prosecution is admissible is neither desirable nor manageable in all cases. I will focus on three aspects: The assumptions underlying the central claim, the desirability of a new methodology, and its manageability.
A continued discussion from our print edition articles.
While Professor Heller may be successful in showing that a sentence-based approach is superior to a charge-based approach, I will argue that a sentence-based approach also raises some serious difficulties that have not been addressed. I will therefore suggest a third option, a process-based approach.
Landau’s article advances our understanding of the remedial issues he discusses. But, I believe that there are some empirical and conceptual matters that require additional exploration.
In my comments I would like to emphasize some points that may not be fully accounted for in this supply-and-demand scenario.
First, while the hunt for arable land for food may explain many of the large transnational land deals, they appear to be part of a deeper structural change – the emergence of a transnational real estate market. What explains this change?
Recognizing that Hollis’ project here is not to propose a complete solution [to the threat posed by cyber attacks] but merely a framework upon which to build, I will focus my comments on four points in Hollis’ paper: proximity, frequency, technology protection, and the continuing problem of attribution. While these four points are fundamental to Hollis’ proposal, I believe that they also present some difficulties.