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International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is an independent, permanent court that tries persons accused of the most serious crimes of international concern, namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Governed by an international treaty called the Rome Statute, the ICC is the world’s first permanent international criminal court. The text of situations under investigation and many other resources can be found on the court's website.

More information about the ICC can be found in the following resources:

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

The ICTY is a United Nations court of law dealing with war crimes that took place during the conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990’s. Their website contains cases and other documents.

The ICTR/ICTY/MICT Case Law Database contains extracts of judgments and decisions rendered by the Appeals Chambers of the ICTY since 1997, of the ICTR since 2004, and of the MICT since 2012.

More information about the ICTY can be found in the following resources:

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

The United Nations Security Council established the ICTR to "prosecute persons responsible for genocide and other serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of Rwanda and neighbouring States, between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 1994" by S/RES/955 (1994). Cases and documents can be found on their website.

More information about the ICTR can be found in the following resources:

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