International Criminal Court

“The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community.

The ICC is an independent international organisation, and is not part of the United Nations system. Its seat is at The Hague in the Netherlands. Although the Court’s expenses are funded primarily by States Parties, it also receives voluntary contributions from governments, international organisations, individuals, corporations and other entities.”

About the Court

The United States in no longer a member of the ICC. The following links discuss the reasons why the US pulled out of the ICC and the issues surrounding the possible return of the United States to the organization.

In Favor of US Return


Coalition for the International Criminal Court

Amnesty International


Opposition to US Return

Global Policy Forum