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The International Criminal Court In Year IX: A Look Backward

The International Criminal Court In Year IX: A Look Backward

In a meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations convened in Rome, on July 17, 1998, at the conclusion of five-week-long deliberations between representatives from over 150 countries, a coalition of 120 states (including Canada) gave approval in principle to the creation of a new international organization that is designed to prosecute those who commit the most serious crimes against others. The new body, the International Criminal Court (hereafter the “ICC”), was formally established on July 1, 2002, when its founding treaty the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (hereafter the “Rome Statute”) came into force. The ICC is based at The Hague, Netherlands.

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