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Notes # 24 reading - International criminal court: a review...

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International criminal court: a review The international criminal court is at the center of efforts to create a system of justice that can establish accountability for gross violations of human rights. o The international criminal court (ICC) will be a permanent tribunal that will try individuals responsible for the most heinous international crimes. o 120 countries voted to adopt the treaty. Only seven countries voted against it (including china, Israel, Iraq, and the US) and 21 abstained. o Before the court can be set up, 60 countries need to ratify the treaty. By December 31, 2000 deadline 139 states had signed the treaty. o The court will bring to justice individuals who commit genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, and it will be established –following the 60th ratification. o The ICC brings together a broad-based network of over 800 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and international law experts to foster awareness of and support for the court. o The ICC will be a global judicial institution, international Jurisdiction complementing national legal systems. The significance of Costa Rica’s ratification for the region is very significant. Use to its long-standing democratic institutions and constitutional and judicial development, Costa Rica will surely guide other countries in their implementation efforts. This notion of universal jurisdiction brought Adolf Eichmann to trial in the 1960s in
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course IR 109 taught by Professor Heinz during the Spring '10 term at Rochester.

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