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International Criminal Court (ICC)
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Criminal Court (ICC)

Hans-Peter Kaul

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 April 2019

Subject(s):
International criminal law, conduct of proceedings — Prosecution — Torture — International criminal courts and tribunals, composition

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The International Criminal Court (‘ICC’) is the first permanent treaty-based international tribunal to deal with individual criminal responsibility for the most serious international crimes of concern to the international community as a whole where national jurisdictions are unwilling or unable genuinely to investigate or prosecute. The ICC represents a significant step forward in terms of the implementation of international criminal law because it not only contributes to the development of international norms, but also ensures their application in concrete...
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