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International Criminal Court (ICC)

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is an independent, permanent court that tries persons accused of the most serious crimes of international concern, namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The ICC is based on a treaty, joined by 104 countries. The ICC is a court of last resort. It will not act if a case is investigated or prosecuted by a national judicial system unless the national proceedings are not genuine, for example if formal proceedings were undertaken solely to shield a person from criminal responsibility. In addition, the ICC only tries those accused of the gravest crimes. In all of its activities, the ICC observes the highest standards of fairness and due process. The jurisdiction and functioning of the ICC are governed by the Rome Statute. Website:
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The Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui

25 September 2009 | Judicial Body: International Criminal Court (ICC) | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Crimes against humanity - Jurisdiction - War crimes | Countries: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Negotiated Relationship Agreement between the International Criminal Court and the United Nations

22 July 2004 | Publisher: International Criminal Court (ICC) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Report of the Preparatory Commission for the International Criminal Court. Addendum. Part II, Finalized draft text of the Elements of Crimes

2 November 2000 | Publisher: International Criminal Court (ICC) | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

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