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Credibility of the International Criminal Court

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Gustavo and I are going to give overviews and post articles about the credibility of the ICC and specifically Sudan's question of for SALMUN, which is:


Eradication of the ICC


start posting replies with information and with each countries view towards this issue and relevant arguments to defend such position.

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The Sudanese President, Mr. Omar al-Bashir has received a warrant arrest from the International Criminal Court. Mr President is condemned by 7 counts of criminal responsibilities:
"• five counts of crimes against humanity: murder - Article 7(1)(a);
extermination - Article 7(1)(b); forcible transfer - Article 7(1)(d); torture -
Article 7(1)(f); and rape - Article 7(1)(g);

• two counts of war crimes: intentionally directing attacks against a
civilian population as such or against individual civilians not taking part in
hostilities -Article 8(2)(e)(i); and pillaging - Article 8(2)(e)(v)."
http://www.icc-cpi.int/menus/icc/situations%20and%20cases/situations/situation%20icc%200205/related%20cases/icc02050109/icc02050109

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It is stated in the treaty for the ratification of the ICC
that
"It will not be part of the United Nations, and will be accountable to the
countries that ratify the Statute. Countries that ratify the Statute agree to prosecute
individuals accused of such crimes under their own laws, or to surrender them to the Court
for trial."
Therefore, countries that did not ratify this treaty, such
as Sudan, shall not be judged under ICC's jurisdiction
http://www.icc-cpi.int/NR/rdonlyres/F7F75A40-54EC-4BFF-945E-DCF6C04261BD/274345/42005.pdf

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BY the way, the official site of the ICC is really helpful to understand an overview of the issue
http://www.icc-cpi.int/Menus/ICC?lan=en-GB

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http://www.ushmm.org/genocide/take_action/atrisk/region/dr-congo#564 This is a must--especially for Special Committee!!!

The site this is from, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum site, has lots of great info on genocide and crimes against humanity, ICC, Sudan, Congo, etc. Videos, interviews, timelines, articles...

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