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International Criminal Court (ICC)

the statute of the International Criminal Court was agreed in July 1998. It was adopted in the UK by the International Criminal Court Act 2001. The Statute entered into force on 1 July 2002. This permanent court has jurisdiction over serious international crimes, namely GENOCIDE, CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY, WAR CRIMES and crimes of aggression. The Court's jurisdiction is complementary to that of state parties. States that are not parties to the Convention can also choose the ICC's jurisdiction in particular cases. The ICC has its own independent prosecutor, who is able to institute investigations on his or her own authority as well as to investigate crimes referred by state parties or the United Nations Security Council. It is independent of the United Nations and sits in The Hague.
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The Rome Statute is the international treaty that established the International Criminal Court and was adopted in 1998.
It was clear to this court that the above State officers had, in filing the present application before this court before making inquiry on the validity or legality or otherwise of the request for the surrender of the Respondents made by the International Criminal Court, abdicated their responsibilities to assert their Constitutional authority on behalf of the Republic of Kenya as a State Party of the Rome Statute to exercise jurisdiction in the first instance in respect of the offences against the administration of justice before the International Criminal Court exercised its complementarity jurisdiction as provided under Paragraph 10 of the Preamble and Article 1 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court,' said Judge Kimaru.
Khatuna Totladze said that it is very important for Georgia as effective international criminal justice, as well as effective criminal work of the International Criminal Court.
It complies perfectly with the international conventions ratified by Tunisia, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court adopted in July 1998, he added.
On Friday, the President of the International Criminal Court Song Sang-Hyun, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda, and the Bulgarian representative at the International Criminal Court Ekaterina Trendafilova, met with Tsatsarov and his deputies at the Sofia Court House.
The sitting aims to enhancing the rule of law and principles of democracy by taking part in the International Criminal Court and an overall commitment to the principles of the Rome Statute.
The Day of International Criminal Justice is an opportunity to pay tribute to the International Criminal Court, ICC, as well as to renew our efforts to promote global justice," he added.
Karim Khan (L), the lawyer for Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain (C) and Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus (R), both suspected of having committed war crimes in Darfur, speaks at the International Criminal Court in The Hague June 17, 2010 (Reuters)
NNA - Russia would veto a draft United Nations Security Council calling for Syria to be hauled before the International Criminal Court, deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov said Tuesday.
For those simply curious about how the Court came about, and for scholars and practitioners in international law and relations, this book presents a detailed history of events, obstacles, and negotiations leading up to the 1998 adoption by 120 countries of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
The negative voices about the International Criminal Court from Kenya and Sudan are beginning to make themselves more heard than the positive voices, of which the EU is meant to be the best representative.
Summary: Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, received the Coalition of International Criminal Court (ICC) delegation at his palace on Tuesday.

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