International Criminal Court and Crimes against Humanity

Authors: Promit Acharya and Aishwarya Hariharan, Students, KIIT School of Law, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India



From time immemorial war crimes and a crime against humanity have been practiced for every uprising against the government. Each time different tribunals have been set up to look into the war crimes punish the criminals and bring justice to the people who are suffering for this. But these tribunals had many drawbacks out of which the fore and foremost was partiality against the war criminals. Thus, there was an utter need of establishing a neutral organization in the international platform which could deal with such war crimes and leaves no discrepancies. This paper deals with such other drawbacks of these tribunals and focuses on the evolution of ICC and the procedure that the court follows through some recent cases.

Keywords: Crimes, International Criminal Court, Trial of Cases.


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