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The International Criminal Court

Learn about the newest, most prominent, and controversial venue for prosecuting international criminals, including the court’s structure, jurisdiction, and procedures.


I.               Venues for Prosecution

Several venues exist for the prosecution of international criminals. These include ad hoc bodies such as the Nuremburg Tribunals, International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, which were established to investigate violations that occurred during specific conflicts. Likewise, hybrid tribunals combine international and domestic...