International Criminal Court
|International Criminal Court|
|Formation||1 July 2002|
|An international tribunal to prosecute individuals for war crimes. Over 120 nations in the world have signed up, including almost all of Europe and the Americas, but with several non-signatories including USA, Russia, India and China.|
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."
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 beginning in 2017 at the earliest).
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.
- "Resolution RC/Res.6: The crime of aggression" (PDF). International Criminal Court. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Article 5 of the Rome Statute. Retrieved 20 March 2008.
- United Nations Department of Public Information, December 2002. The International Criminal Court. Retrieved 5 December 2006.