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International Tribunals

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


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. It is based in The Hague in the Netherlands. The Rome Statute was adopted in 1998, and entered into force on 1st July 2002, after being ratified 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 


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


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


Contre toute impunité (2004)
Frédéric Castaignède
2.3 CON

"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."