International Criminal Court

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Formation1 July 2002
HeadquartersThe Hague, Netherlands
Type• legal
• international
Interest ofJohn Bellinger
An international tribunal to prosecute individuals for war crimes. Over 120 nations in the world have signed up, including almost all of Europe and the Americas, but with several non-signatories including USA, Russia, India and China.

The International Criminal Court (ICC), is, wrote Tony Cartalucci in 2019 neither "international nor a legitimate court, but is most certainly criminal. It is an institutionalized tool – one of many – used by Western corporate-financier interests to coerce and control nations across the developing world."[1]

A permanent international tribunal to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression (jurisdiction for the crime of aggression[2] beginning in 2017 at the earliest).[3][4]


Map of the world with parties to the International Criminal Court
  International Criminal Court members
  Signed but not ratified and have accepted the court's jurisdiction
  Signed but not ratified
  Neither signed nor acceded

NATO Impunity

The court echoes a wider culture of impunity for NATO members, so, for example, Radovan Karadžić was jailed for 40 years as a war criminal, but George W. Bush and Tony Blair have not even been charged for committing a war of aggression which is widely understood to have been illegal and which even a UK Deputy Prime Minister termed as auch.[5]


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Document:Condemnation of mass killings in GazaArticle15 May 2018Hans Köchler"The deliberate targeting of civilians by the Israeli army – inside the territory of Gaza – constitutes a war crime and crime against humanity. Those responsible must be brought to justice – in conformity with the Statute and on the basis of the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) of which Palestine is a State Party."
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  2. "Resolution RC/Res.6: The crime of aggression" (PDF). International Criminal Court. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "Scribunto").
  3. Article 5 of the Rome Statute. Retrieved 20 March 2008.
  4. United Nations Department of Public Information, December 2002. The International Criminal Court. Retrieved 5 December 2006.