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International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court (ICC) website can be viewed in French or English, and it should be noted that it is not part of the United Nations system. The "About the Court" link on the left hand side of the page is especially useful to provide the history of the founding of the court, as well as the purpose behind its founding. On the homepage are News and Highlights, as well as links to...
International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

The ICTY was established by the UN Security Council in May 1993 to "prosecute persons responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of the former Yugoslavia since 1991." This site was recently established to provide information on the Tribunal's proceedings. Users can view the latest documents and news, press releases, and lists of detainees and...

With 181 member nations, Interpol is the second largest international organization after the United Nations. Almost 80 years old, the organization is probably one of the most well-regarded crime fighting organizations in the world. While most of its current work is largely related broadly to public safety and terrorism, its mission is to "promote international police cooperation and work together...
The Proposed International Criminal Court

This week's In the News concerns the UN Conference, July 26-August 13, focussing on the proposed International Criminal Court. Once established, the International Criminal Court will have a permanent status and global jurisdiction. It will be the first court of its kind empowered to investigate and charge individuals, rather than countries, who commit the most serious of crimes against the...