International Criminal Court (ICC)

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Origin. As far back as 1946 an international congress called for the adoption of an international criminal code prohibiting crimes againsthumanityandthe prompt establishmentof an international criminal court, butfor more than 40 years little progress was made. In 1989 the end of the Cold War brought a dramatic increase in the number of UN peacekeeping operations and a world where the idea of establishing an International Criminal Court became more viable. The United Nations Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court took place from 15 June-17 July 1998 in Rome, Italy.


International Criminal Court International Criminal Olympic Game Geneva Convention International Olympic Committee 
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Further Reading

  1. Macedo, Stephen, (ed.) Universal Jurisdiction: National Courts and the Prosecution of Serious Crimes Under International Law. Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 2003Google Scholar
  2. Reydams, Lu., Universal Jurisdiction: International and Municipal Perspectives OUP, 2003Google Scholar

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  • Barry Turner

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