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International Criminal Court

ICC is the first permanent court set up to try individuals for genocide, war crimes and other major human rights violations. The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court was established in 1998, and the treaty entered into force on July 1, 2002. The court is now supported by 119 nations. Among those that have ..

2019 World Day for International Justice (WDIJ)

The World Day for International Justice (WDIJ) is observed every year on July 17 to promote international criminal justice and as a way of supporting the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC) . The aim of this day is to unite everyone who wants to support justice as well as promote victims’ rights. It ..

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Crimes against Humanity Missing from India’s Statute Books

Delhi High Court was hearing the case of State v. Sajjan Kumar which relates to the mass killing of Sikhs during the anti-Sikh riots in 1984 in Delhi and throughout the country. Pronouncing the verdict in the case, the Delhi High Court has made the following observations on legal provisions related to crime against humanity ..

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Malaysia becomes 124th member of International Criminal Court (ICC) after ratifying Rome Statute

Malaysia has become the 124th member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) after ratifying the Rome Statute. It joined the ICC because of the following reasons: Firstly, the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine and the Rohingya crisis. Secondly, the May 2018 election of Mahathir Mohamad for his 2nd stint as Prime Minister ..

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Malaysia joins the International Criminal Court

Malaysia has ratified the Rome Statute making it the 124th State party to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Even though Malaysia had helped to negotiate the Rome Statute, it has been long been reluctant to ratify it. Ratification after 20 years is seen as a welcome move. Why Malaysia has acceded to the Rome Statute after 20 ..

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Philippines withdraws from International Criminal Court

Philippines has announced to withdraw from International Criminal Court (ICC) citing reason of international bias and held that ICC was being utilised as a political tool against it. It will make Philippines only second country to withdraw from the Rome statute, following Burundi in 2017. South Africa attempted to leave in 2016, but its withdrawal ..

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