The International Criminal Court

The General Assembly considered the statute, and through a series of ad-hoc committees, they amended and completed the statute’s drafting. After that, the UN Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court was convened in Rome to adopt a convention on the establishment of an international criminal court. The Convention, popularly known as the Rome Statute, became operational on 1st July 2002 and established the International Criminal court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands. Currently, the statute has 123 member states.

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