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Ronny Abraham, President of the International Court of Justice, on the Occasion of the Seventy-second Session of the United Nations General Assembly

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Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, 1998
To date, the Obama administration has seemed fairly open to ratifying the Rome Statue, yet it has not taken any significant steps towards that end (Myths and Facts About the International Criminal Court, n.d.). The U.S may be preparing to shift away from the stance they held concerning the ICC under the Bush Administration. In 2009, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice, in a Security Council hearing, reportedly said that the ICC “looks to become an important and credible instrument for trying to hold accountable the senior leadership responsible for atrocities committed in the Congo, Uganda and Darfur (Kilgannon, 2009).” Recognition from U.S diplomats concerning the credibility of the ICC represents a fairly dramatic shift away from the previous administration’s stance on the court.

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Ronny Abraham, President of the International Court of Justice, to the Sixth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly
Fatou Bensouda, a prosecutor for the international court, that the inquiry would gauge whether there was enough evidence to build a case. She said she would be looking at events since July 1, 2016, “in the context of the ‘war on drugs’ campaign.”


International Court of Justice - Wikipedia

A file picture dated Nov. 23, 2015 shows the new home of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands.
The Court conducts hearings and trials, known as contentious cases, and issues advisory opinions, in what are known are advisory proceedings (Cases, n.d.). One example of the type of case the ICJ hears involved a territorial dispute between Israel and Palestine. Israel had constructed a wall in the contested West Bank territory in order to protect itself from suicide bomb attacks. Palestinian authorities objected that construction of the wall violated international law, and the ICJ agreed. The Court held in an advisory opinion that the wall was “tantamount to annexation” and “impeded the Palestinian right to self-determination,” which is found in the ICCPR among other places.

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The International Criminal Court came under fire again Thursday when Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte became the latest leader to say he’s considering leaving the “useless” tribunal.

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"They are useless, those in the International Criminal (Court). They (Russia) withdrew. I might follow. Why? Only the small ones like us are battered," Duterte said before leaving for an Asia-Pacific summit in Peru where he hopes to meet Putin.

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It shall be a permanent institution and shall have the power to exercise its jurisdiction over persons for the most serious crimes of international concern, as referred to in this Statute, and shall be complementary to national criminal jurisdictions.

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Only Africans have been charged in the six international court cases that are ongoing or scheduled to start soon, the Associated Press reported. Beforehand, no country had left the ICC.

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MANILA — The International Criminal Court said on Thursday that it was opening a preliminary investigation into accusations that President Rodrigo Duterte and other Philippine officials had committed crimes against humanity in the course of the government’s deadly crackdown on drugs.

International Criminal Court Indictments of U.S

The world’s first permanent international criminal court was founded in July 1998 and went into force in July 2002. It is an independent body, governed by the Rome Statute, an international treaty that established it.