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TedStriker10/09/2019 2:47:28 pm PDT

re: #208 Cheechako

I guess I don’t understand. From Wikie INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE Judge Joan E. Donoghue -
United States of America

The International Court of Justice is not the same as the International Criminal Court, although both operate under the auspices of the UN; the US is a member of the ICJ, but not the ICC (thank the Republicans for that one).

The ICJ:

The International Court of Justice (ICJ)[1] sometimes called the World Court, is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). The ICJ’s primary functions are to settle international legal disputes submitted by states (contentious cases) and give advisory opinions on legal issues referred to it by the UN (advisory proceedings). Through its opinions and rulings, it serves as a source of international law.

The ICC:

The International Criminal Court (ICC or ICCt)[2] is an intergovernmental organization and international tribunal that sits in The Hague, Netherlands. The ICC has jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and crimes of aggression. It is intended to complement existing national judicial systems and it may therefore exercise its jurisdiction only when certain conditions are met, such as when national courts are unwilling or unable to prosecute criminals or when the United Nations Security Council or individual states refer situations to the Court.