International Criminal Court

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Group.png International Criminal Court  
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Formation1 July 2002
HeadquartersThe Hague, Netherlands
Type• legal
• international
Interest ofJohn Bellinger
An international tribunal to prosecute individuals for war crimes. Neither "international nor a legitimate court, but is most certainly criminal."

The International Criminal Court (ICC), is, wrote Tony Cartalucci in 2019 neither "international nor a legitimate court, but is most certainly criminal. It is an institutionalized tool – one of many – used by Western corporate-financier interests to coerce and control nations across the developing world."[1]

A permanent international tribunal to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression (jurisdiction for the crime of aggression[2] beginning in 2017 at the earliest).[3][4]


Map of the world with parties to the International Criminal Court
  International Criminal Court members
  Signed but not ratified and have accepted the court's jurisdiction
  Signed but not ratified
  Neither signed nor acceded

NATO Impunity

The court echoes a wider culture of impunity for NATO members, so, for example, Radovan Karadžić was jailed for 40 years as a war criminal, but George W. Bush and Tony Blair have not even been charged for committing a war of aggression which is widely understood to have been illegal and which even a UK Deputy Prime Minister termed as auch.[5]


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