The court’s lack of protection for witnesses and victims and overall lack of due process rights are among some of its numerous criticisms.
Offenses within the ICC’s jurisdiction fall within three categories: genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
Only basic protections are provided for civil war violations in the Geneva Conventions.
Genocide is a crime the ICC has jurisdiction over, but its prosecutor has yet to publicly indict any defendants.
Punishing individuals who commit crimes enforces international law.
Can obedience to superior orders be a defense against allegations of war crimes?
Children as young as 8 are being forcibly recruited, coerced and induced to become combatants.