International Criminal Court


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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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Bashir) has immunity and what happens if he travels to states that don't belong to the International Criminal Court.
The International Criminal Court issued their arrest warrants during a warwhen our justice system was in shambles," said Ashur in reference to last year's conflict, adding that local courts are now ready to process such cases.
Today, I call on the Heads of State and Governments of member countries of the Security Council to refer these crimes to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, in accordance with Article 13 (b) of the Rome Statute, for a full investigation of the crimes committed by leaders of the Islamic Republic against Iranian civilians.
3) Official Records of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, First session, New York, 3-10 September 2002 (United Nations publication, Sales No.
The New York Times reported that Clinton was referring to a list of Kenyans that former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan handed to the International Criminal Court in a sealed envelope in July.
President Bashir has been defiant since a warrant was issued for his arrest March 4 by the International Criminal Court in The Hague on charges that he knowingly directed a campaign of murder, rape, torture, pillage and displacement of large numbers of civilians in Darfur.
Summary: The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an international warrant for Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir on Wednesday forC*
The Islamic Republic has taken Sudan's side and opposed the recent indictment by the International Criminal Court of Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.
When, for example, the Reagan administration mined Managua's harbors and financed and trained the Contras, it was condemned almost unanimously by the UN and penalized by the International Criminal Court.
Jakarta -- The Advocacy Service for Justice and Peace in Indonesia has decided to take the executions of three Indonesian Catholics to the International Criminal Court, claiming the executions were illegal and unconstitutional.
For the past four years, the Bush Administration has systematically set out to exempt the United States from the purview of the International Criminal Court.
After spending years working with other nations to establish an International Criminal Court, we have now demanded that American troops and personnel be exempt from this tribunal.

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