How do I file a case in International Criminal Court?

How do I file a case in International Criminal Court?

There are three ways to submit information about alleged crimes to the OTP:

  1. By post to: International Criminal Court. Office of the Prosecutor.
  2. By email to: [email protected].
  3. By fax to: +31 70 515 8555. Get weekly global justice news and civil society views – temporarily unavailable. Language *

What crimes should an international court prosecute?

The ICC is an independent judicial institution empowered to investigate and prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and the crime of aggression.

Can the International Criminal Court prosecute anyone?

Second, the ICC can prosecute crimes against humanity, which are serious violations committed as part of a large-scale attack against any civilian population.

Is Kenya still part of ICC?

Kenya ratified the Rome Statute in 2005, and incorporated ICC crimes into national legislation through the 2008 International Crimes Act.

What kind of cases does the ICC take on?

ICC has jurisdiction over persons involved with serious crimes which attract international concern. When a crime committed is essentially against humanity at large (Eg- War crimes) then such crimes are under the purview of the ICC.

Who can submit a case to the ICC?

The ICC is only competent to hear a case if: the country where the offence was committed is a party to the Rome Statute; or. the perpetrator’s country of origin is a party to the Rome Statute.

Who can be tried in International Criminal Court?

The ICC can only investigate and prosecute “natural persons” who are over the age of 18. The ICC cannot investigate or prosecute governments, corporations, political parties, or rebel movements, but may investigate individuals who are members of groups.

Who can bring a case to the International Criminal Court?

The Prosecution is independent The Office of the Prosecutor is an independent organ of the Court. The Prosecutor conducts preliminary examinations, investigations and is the only one who can bring cases before the Court.

How do I file a criminal case in Kenya?

File a case For criminal cases, First, please report to the nearest police station. Your complaint will be recorded in the occurrence book and you will be given a reference number for investigation purposes. The police may record statements from you and from your witnesses and draft a charge.

Who represented Uhuru at ICC?

International Criminal Court investigation in Kenya

Status of suspects
Uhuru Kenyatta Charges withdrawn
Henry Kosgey Charges not confirmed
Francis Muthaura Charges withdrawn
William Ruto Charges vacated

What crimes does the ICC investigate?

The ICC has jurisdiction over the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, when committed after 1 July 2002. Each of these crimes is clearly defined in the Rome Statute and other relevant texts.

Who can be accused of a crime by the ICC?

As of July 18, 2008, 108 states have ratified it. What crimes does the ICC prosecute? The ICC will prosecute individuals accused of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, all defined in the court’s treaty.

What crimes do ICC deal with?

How effective is the International Criminal Court?

Abstract. Of the thousands of potential cases that could have been investigated by the International Criminal Court (ICC), only 44 individuals have been indicted, with 45 cases currently before the ICC. Further, only 14 out of the 45 have resulted in a complete proceeding, and only nine were convicted.

How long do ICJ cases take?

While an average ICJ case from start to finish can take a long time (for example, it took nearly 15 years from when Bosnia first filed a case against Serbia in 1993 to the issuance of the final judgement on the merits in 2007), a case nevertheless can have an immediate impact.

How much does it cost to file a case in Kenya?

A. Supreme Court of Kenya.

S/No Fees description Fee (KSh.)
1. Petitions and references
(1) Petition 10,000
(2) Response to a petition 5,000
(3) Notice of motion or interlocutory application 8,000

What are the examples of criminal cases?

Criminal Cases

  • assault,
  • murder,
  • sexual assault, and.
  • identity theft.

How much is the Kenyatta family worth?

0.5 Billion

Rank in Kenya Name Net worth (USD)
1 Uhuru Kenyatta and family 0.5 Billion
2 Chris Kirubi 0.3 Billion
3 Naushad Merali 0.21 Billion

What was Kenyatta convicted of at his trial?

The ICC trial of Kenyan politician Uhuru Kenyatta ended in 2015 due to a lack of evidence and alleged witness-tampering. He was charged with crimes against humanity during Kenyan post-election violence in 2007-8.

What can the International Criminal Court do?

​The International Criminal Court (ICC) investigates and, where warranted, tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression.

What kind of decisions can the International Court of Justice issue?

The Court has a twofold role: to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States (contentious cases) and to give advisory opinions (advisory procedures) on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies.