International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the first independent, permanent court capable of investigating and bringing to justice those who commit the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole, such as war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. It works as complementary to national criminal jurisdictions.


The Court has its headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands and it was created by the Rome Statute (July 17th, 1998), which entered into force on July 1st, 2002, after obtaining 60 ratifications. By April 1st, 2015, the Statute has been ratified by 123 States.​

For more information on the ICC, please consult the following link:​​​​​

International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands


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