International Criminal Court Fights Against Impunity - Fatou Bensoud

AlJazeera English
AlJazeera English
Publication Date:
3 December 2012
Africa, Legal and Judicial Affairs

They are horrendous crimes: Massacres, torture, rape, mutilation, forcing children to fight wars. But the perpetrators who are they and how will they be held responsible? The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established ten years ago this week, to prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. Its power is derived from the nations who have signed on to the so called Rome Statue, which established the ICC. Most, but far from all, nations in the world have signed on to the treaty thereby limiting its ability to act.