Why is the International Criminal Court under attack? – BBC News
Why is the International Criminal Court under attack? – BBC News The international criminal court, also known as the ICC, was set up an 2002 to bring to justice perpetrators of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, the crime of aggression, but the effectiveness and legitimacy of the court has been widely questioned. The US has been especially vocal in opposition as far as I’m concerned. The ICC has no jurisdiction, no legitimacy. I know Authority. So is the ICC up to the task of bringing Justice? The ICC has 123 members. Many countries, including the US, Russia and China, are not part of the course and do not accept its jurisdiction. The US has threatened tough action against the ICC if it attempts to prosecute Americans for election worker in Afghanistan. The US also drugs to a possible investigation of Israeli actions in occupied Palestinian territory. It argues the court undermines National sovereignty. The card is also been criticized really targeting African countries of the 26 cases brought before the court so far all have dealt with crimes committed in Africa. To date, the court is Rich Burdick in 6 cases resulting 8 to acquittals. The court says it is examining many electrons outside Africa. In September 2018, it announced a probe into the treatment of the rohingya Muslims playing ethnic violence in Myanmar, but Myanmar is not a member of the ICC and does not accept its jurisdiction. The court has found a way around this. It is determined that elements of the alleged crimes against the rohingyas took place in Bangladesh, which is part of the eye. The cord is not opening a preliminary examination, but even so it’s not certain. The perpetrators can be brought to trial, since the ICC does not have its own police or enforcement body, it would rely on me and extradite suspects. This demonstrates just how difficult it is for the court to carry out its work, especially without the support of some of the world’s most powerful Nation, such as the United States. The ICC says I will continue to do its work. Undeterred, The International Criminal Court (ICC) has come in for strong criticism – most recently from the United States, but also from many African nations.
Tasked with bringing to justice perpetrators of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, it has been accused of political and regional bias, and of failing to achieve convictions in some of its most high profile cases.
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