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International Tribunals

How to locate information about international criminal courts, from Nuremberg to the ICC

Introduction

The International Criminal Court, governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. It is an independent organization and is not part of the United Nations system. Its seat is in The Hague in the Netherlands. The Rome Statute has been adopted in 1998, and entered into force on 1st July, 2002, after ratification by 60 countries.

Basic Texts

Core ICC Texts
Rome statute, rules of procedure and evidence, elements of crimes…

United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court (Rome, 1998)
Vol I: final documents : Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court; Final Act of the Conference
Vol II: summary records of the plenary meetings and of the meetings of the Committee of the Whole
Vol III: reports and other documents
341.4(093.2) HEIA 27109 (fre)

Assembly of States Parties – Official Records 

Cases

Cases
The Annotated Digest of the International Criminal Court (2004-)

Collection of the most relevant abstracts of decisions rendered by the ICC.
341.645(094.9) HEIA 42486

Reports

WCRO Reports on Early Issues Before the International Criminal Court
Reports by the War Crimes Research Office, of the American University at Washington DC.

DVD

Contre toute impunité (2004)
Frédéric Castaignède
2.3 CON / HEIDVD 704

"De La Haye à l'Ituri, dans l'est de la République Démocratique du Congo, le réalisateur Frédéric Castaignède a suivi les premiers pas de la Cour pénale internationale de justice."