Difference between revisions of "International Criminal Court"

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==Background==
 
==Background==
  
The International Criminal Court (French: Cour Penal Internationale; commonly referred to as the ICC) is an independent, permanent tribunal based in the Hague, Netherlands. The ICC tries individuals accused of the most serious international crimes, such as crimes against humanity, genocide, and war crimes. The Court was founded on July 1, 2002 by the Rome Statute of the ICC, and was joined by 111 countries<ref> http://www.icc-cpi.int/Menus/ICC/Legal+Texts+and+Tools/Official+Journal/Rome+Statute.htm </ref>.  As such, the ICC cannot prosecute crimes committed before that date.
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The International Criminal Court (French: Cour Penal Internationale; commonly referred to as the ICC) is an independent, permanent tribunal based in the Hague, Netherlands. The ICC tries individuals accused of the most serious international crimes, such as crimes against humanity, genocide, and war crimes. The Court was founded on July 1, 2002 by the Rome Statute of the ICC, and was joined by 111 countries<ref> http://www.icc-cpi.int/Menus/ICC/Legal+Texts+and+Tools/Official+Journal/Rome+Statute.htm </ref>.  The ICC can only prosecute crimes committed after that date.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==

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