International Criminal Court (ICC)

  • Nick Heath-Brown
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 against humanity and the prompt establishment of an international criminal court, but for 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.


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Further Reading

  1. Baker, Michael N. (ed.) International Criminal Court: Developments and U.S. Policy. 2012Google Scholar
  2. Macedo, Stephen, (ed.) Universal Jurisdiction: National Courts and the Prosecution of Serious Crimes Under International Law. 2003Google Scholar
  3. Mendes, Errol, Peace and Justice at the International Criminal Court: A Court of Last Resort. 2010CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Reydams, Luc, Universal Jurisdiction: International and Municipal Perspectives. 2003Google Scholar
  5. Schabas, William A., An Introduction to the International Criminal Court. 4th ed. 2011CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Struett, Michael J., The Politics of Constructing the International Criminal Court: NGOs, Discourse, and Agency. 2008CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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