The International Criminal Court Collection
Pages: 683 pages
Shipping Weight: 1000 gram
ISBN (softcover) : 18753124
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is an independent, permanent court that tries persons accused of the most serious crimes of international concern, namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The United Nations called for the establishment of an international court a half-century ago, and many tribunals — including the one in Nuremberg after World War II — were to become the predecessors of the ICC. This is one of the most important human rights developments since establishment of the United Nations itself. Having a uniform approach to prosecuting crimes against humanity means that there is greater potential to ensure equal justice for all and consistency in how international law is applied. Representatives of 139 countries approved the Court`s creation, showing there is agreement among a growing majority of nations on how to go after the Pol Pots of the world.
This publication acknowledges the International Criminal Court as one of the most important international legal institutes that carry out universal standards concerning human rights. It provides the reader with a broad range of vital legal information for those interested in the history, background, cases, trials and legal proceedings of the International Criminal Court.
Therefore, this publication is highly valuable in any internationally orientated legal collection.