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International Criminal Court : Overview and Selected Legal Issues

Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service

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  • Format Books
  • Publication [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2002.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (51 pages)


  • Provides historical background of negotiations for the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which was established under UN auspices to prosecute war crimes and other crimes against humanity and will come into effect on July 1, 2002. Outlines structure of the ICC, describes ICC jurisdiction, and identifies specific crimes enumerated in the Rome Statute. Discusses ICC rules of procedure and evidence, implications for U.S. as a non-ratifying country when ICC begins operations, and outlines legislation enacted and proposed to regulate U.S. relations with the ICC.


  • CRS Report.