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About The International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established in July 1998 following the signing of the Rome Statute, during the United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court. The Rome Statute entered into force in July 2002 following the 60th ratification of the Statute. The establishment of the Court marked a significant milestone in International Criminal Law: for the first time, a permanent court was established to try the most serious international crimes and put an end to impunity.

Based in The Hague, the Netherlands, the Court has the jurisdiction to investigate Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and War Crimes, committed after July 2002.

For the latest information on the cases and situations on which the ICC is focused, click here.

For more information on the court, click here to see the website of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), of which ICCSN is a member.