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THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT IN THE HAGUE

International law can be considered an incomplete system, in which implementation is subject to the political calculations of the individual states. But the "toothless tiger" label now has less justification following the establishment of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. No less than 120 states worldwide recognise the ICC. The Court began its work in the summer of 2002. It sits in judgment over persons such as former dictators accused of genocide or crimes against humanity. The ICC has eighteen judges and a total staff of about 700. In an exciting discussion, ICC Vice-President Cuno Tarfusser spoke of the challenges confronting the court in The Hague. The photo gallery shows Judge Tarfusser with participants and students of the European Academy at the reception held in the Palais.

 

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