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The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court is the treaty that established the . "The Rome Statute" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 March. were committed started up in and led to the adoption of the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in July. in Rome. This accomplishment is . turn to when interpreting the Rome Statute's crimes definitions. g/WCPD- /pdf/ruthenpress.info) (noting that “U.S. civilian and.
The Rome Statute established four core international crimes: Those crimes "shall not be subject to any statute of limitations ". The court has jurisdiction over crimes only if they are committed in the territory of a state party or if they are committed by a national of a state party; an exception to this rule is that the ICC may also have jurisdiction over crimes if its jurisdiction is authorized by the United Nations Security Council. Following years of negotiation, aimed at establishing a permanent international tribunal to prosecute individuals accused of genocide and other serious international crimes , such as crimes against humanity , war crimes and crimes of aggression , the United Nations General Assembly convened a five-week diplomatic conference in Rome in June "to finalize and adopt a convention on the establishment of an international criminal court". On 11 April , ten countries ratified the statute at the same time at a special ceremony held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City,  bringing the total number of signatories to sixty, which was the minimum number required to bring the statute into force, as defined in Article The Rome Statute is the result of multiple attempts for the creation of a supranational and international tribunal. At the end of the 19th century, the international community took the first steps towards the institution of permanent courts with supranational jurisdiction. With the Hague International Peace Conferences , representatives of the most powerful nations made an attempt to harmonize laws of war and to limit the use of technologically advanced weapons. After World War I and even more after the heinous crimes committed during World War II , it became a priority to prosecute individuals responsible for crimes so serious that needed to be called "against humanity". In order to re-affirm basic principles of democratic civilisation, the alleged criminals were not executed in public squares or sent to torture camps, but instead treated as criminals: