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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: www.icc-cpi.int/
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Situation in Afghanistan - Summary of the Prosecutor's Request for authorisation of an investigation pursuant to article 15

20 November 2017 | Publisher: International Criminal Court (ICC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Situation in Libya, in the Case of the Prosecutor v. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

10 December 2014 | Judicial Body: International Criminal Court (ICC) | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): International courts and tribunals - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness

Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the case of the Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo

14 March 2012 | Judicial Body: International Criminal Court (ICC) | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Child soldiers - Children's rights - Children-at-risk - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription | Countries: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Situation in the Republic of Kenya in the Case of the Prosecutor v. Francis Muthaura, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Mohammed Hussein Ali - Judgment on the appeal of the Republic of Kenya against the decision of Pre-Trial Chamber II of 30 May 2011 entitled "Decision on the Application by the Government of Kenya Challenging the Admissibility of the Case Pursuant to Article 19(2)(b) of the Statute"

30 August 2011 | Judicial Body: International Criminal Court (ICC) | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Jurisdiction | Countries: Kenya

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

Situation in the Republic of Kenya in the Case of the Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto, Henry Kiprono Kosgey and Joshua Arap Sang - Decision on the Application by the Government of Kenya Challenging the Admissibility of the Case Pursuant to Article 19(2)(b) of the Statute

30 May 2011 | Judicial Body: International Criminal Court (ICC) | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Jurisdiction | Countries: Kenya

Situation in the Republic of Kenya in the Case of the Prosecutor v. Francis Muthaura, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Mohammed Hussein Ali - Decision on the Application by the Government of Kenya Challenging the Admissibility of the Case Pursuant to Article 19(2)(b) of the Statute

30 May 2011 | Judicial Body: International Criminal Court (ICC) | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Jurisdiction | Countries: Kenya

First Report of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to the UN Security Council pursuant to UNSCR 1970 (2011)

4 May 2011 | Publisher: International Criminal Court (ICC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Elements of Crimes

2011 | Publisher: International Criminal Court (ICC) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Decision Pursuant to Article 15 of the Rome Statute on the Authorization of an Investigation into the Situation in the Republic of Kenya

Includes dissenting opinion of Judge Hans-Peter Kaul.

31 March 2010 | Judicial Body: International Criminal Court (ICC) | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Crimes against humanity - Elections - Jurisdiction - SGBV | Countries: Kenya

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