Ireland UN: ICC

Ireland UN: ICC - Ireland supports the Rome Statute The...

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Background In 1948 following the Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals, the UN General Assembly recognized the need for a permanent international court to deal with problems after World War II. After years of negotiations the general assembly had a conference in Rome in June 1998, with the aim of finishing the treaty On July 17, 1998 the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court was adopted It became a binding treaty on June 1, 2002 when 60 countries ratified the treaty.
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Rome Statute As of March 2008, 105 countries joined the court. Jurisdiction Crimes of genocide Crimes against humanity War crimes Crimes of aggression The Court will not exercise jurisdiction with respect of this crime until an acceptable definition has been agreed upon by states
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Unformatted text preview: Ireland supports the Rome Statute The Minister of Foreign Affairs said "In ratifying the Rome Statute, Ireland once again affirms its commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights and to the rule of law throughout the world. This commitment is felt not alone by the Government, but by the people of Ireland, who directly expressed their support for the International Criminal Court in a referendum held in June last year. Draft Resolution Require approval by governments before any of their national citizens can be taken into custody by the International Criminal Court, unless UN security council says otherwise. Include illegal drug trafficking across state boundaries as a fifth type of crime Include international terrorism as a sixth type of crime...
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course GIS 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '06 term at Tampa.

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