The International Criminal Court Is Governed By The Rome Statute

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The International Criminal Court, also commonly known by its acronym ICC, is governed by the Rome Statute, which provides the legal basis for a permanent ICC. This court is independently responsible for trying individual’s accused of what they consider to be the gravest crimes to international concern. It considers four types of crimes: genocide, crimes against humanity, crimes of aggression and war crimes. Although anyone can bring a case to the ICC, this court acts as a final resort for when national courts are unable or unwilling to act. This essay follows the structure of the international court as well as a range of other issues as well as summarized by the official website for the International Criminal Court (www.icc-cpi.int).
The International Criminal Court is a collection of four entities: the Presidency, the Judicial Divisions, the Office of the Prosecutor and the Registry. The Presidency is composed of three judges that sit for a renewable term of three years. Elected by the Assembly of States Parties, these judges serve on a full-time basis. The election of judges speaks for the need of the general principal of law found in systems of the world. Each judge is tasked with the goal of controlling a far and equal management of justice. The Presidency has three chief responsibilities that include judicial/legal functions, administration and external relations. Some of these responsibilities involve judicial review of certain Registrar decisions as well as…
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