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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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Situation en République Démocratique du Congo : Le Procureur c. Germain Katanga et Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui

9 June 2011 | Judicial Body: International Criminal Court (ICC) | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Non-refoulement - Right to seek asylum - Witnesses | Countries: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

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