International Criminal Court-What is it?


International Criminal Court-What is it?

When I signed the Rome Statute on behalf of Bosnia & Herzegovina in the summer 1998 establishing the framework for the International Criminal Court(ICC), most of us did not expect that it would take shape and develop so quickly. It has turned out to be a more foresightful as well as proud moment.

The International Criminal Court is the world's first permanent international criminal court, which is established and governed by the Rome Statute. It is located in The Hague, the Netherlands.

The adoption of the Rome Statute in 1998 was a historic step, reflecting the determination of the world community to put an end to impunity and to contribute to the prevention of crimes which threaten the peace, security and well-being of the world.

The ICC has jurisdiction over the most serious crimes of concern to the international community: genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed after 1 July 2002.


Language: English

Year of Production: 2011

Length: 29 mins

Country: United Nations


  • Muhamed Sacirbey (UNTV-ICC)


  • Susan Sacirbey (UNTV-ICC)