Essay on International Criminal Court

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) is a relatively new organization; only just a decade old and it has seen a great deal of hardships and success. Since the creation of ICC it has seen a vast deal of criticisms that “[range] from concerns about racism and neocolonialism” and so forth. Not only has it encountered criticisms, but as well, people have questioned the usefulness of this organization? In truth, is it necessary to question the value, based on what little it has accomplished and in addition to, the amount of wealth it needs to stay buoyant? Concerning all of that, the ICC is nothing humanity has seen before; it has been described as “the most ambitious initiative in the history of modern international law.” The ICC was …show more content…
This resulted in a forty-year war, also known to be called the Cold War.
With the conclusion of the conflict between United States and the Soviet Union, this brought a new morality; it brought the philosophy of “a new era of international criminal justice.” Thus, discussions’ regarding the idea of an international criminal court remerged, however, during this time of ICC statue was in its youth. Additional problems arose, particularly with what had occurred in Rwanda and as well the former state Yugoslavia; because of the rise in the growth of technology during that era, mankind were able to witness through their television screens the atrocities occurring in these parts of the world. Everyday people became aware of the “heinous crimes in the territory of the former Yugoslavia and in Rwanda.” The United Nations response to said violence was an establishment of an “ad hoc tribunal.” The first officially conference regarding the International Criminal Court formation, was headed in Rome in 1998. At some point in the convention assemblies of states: Canada and Norway for example, were significant in call for the formation of an international judicial system. However, the idea of an international judicial system was complex and a very sensitive matter. Nevertheless, with conclusion of the conference, no verdict had been given regarding the necessary requirements for international legal statue. Therefore, in the end “Bureau of
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