The International Criminal Court. Part I – Important features

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Author: Anita Ušacka

Keywords: complementarity; cooperation; establishment; International Criminal Court; Rome Statute; structure; victim


This article investigates the International Criminal Court and its features since its establishment under the Rome Statute. What was the need for the ICC? What composes its legal foundation? The Court is noted for having a unique jurisdiction and being founded on the principle of compromise. The reader will also be informed of issues such as victim participation and challenges relating to co-operation of the Court with governments. The author then directs the reader to the second part of her article, which continues a contemporary analysis.