Crimes Against Humanity (
As an institution, the ICC has performed little, if any, higher than the advert hoc tribunals that it was created to replace. The ICC prosecutor took six months to open an investigation in Uganda, two months with the DRC, over a yr with Darfur, and almost two years with the Central African Republic.
On 17 July 1998, the Rome Statute was adopted by a vote of a hundred and twenty to 7, with 21 nations abstaining. The seven countries that voted against the treaty have been Iraq, Israel, Libya, China, Qatar, Yemen, and the United States.
It has but to conclude a full trial cycle greater than seven years after being created. Moreover, just like the ad hoc tribunals, the ICC can investigate and prosecute crimes solely after the actual fact. The alleged deterrent impact of a standing worldwide felony court has not ended atrocities in the DRC, Uganda, the Central African Republic, or Darfur, the place cases are ongoing.