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Internastional criminal court

Internastional criminal court

The International Criminal Court, when it was set up, was aimed at suppressing international crimes through a permanent International Criminal Court.

The Constitutional Treaty of the International Criminal Court is the Rome Statute.

Characterιstics (Statute of the International Criminal Court, Article 1)

  • It is permanent.
  • It is international.
  • It is complementary.
  • Its jurisdiction stems from its founding treaty.

Its seat is The Hague (Rome Statute, Article 2)

The Cases that Have Jurisdiction to Consider are as follows:

  • Genocide.
  • Crimes against humanity.
  • War Crimes.
  • Attack.

The institutions (Statute of Rome, Article 34 is the following:

  • Bureau.
  • Appeal grade, first step and pre-trial stage.
  • Office of the Prosecutor.
  • Secretariat.

Bibliographic Sources

  • Jokaris Angelos - Fotini Pazarti, National and International Criminal Offenses of International Crimes, Legal Library, Athena, 2012.
  • Fani Daskalopoulou - Livada, International Criminal Court, Legal Library, Athena 2013.
  • Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
  • Official Web Site of the International Criminal Court,
  • United Nations Regional Information Center,


Maria Papi
Student of Law School
University of Neapolis, Paphos

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