Will Putin be sent to the ICC in The Hague? A look at the world’s most famous court

The Hague-based International Criminal Court, or ICC, is the world’s first permanent court for war crimes and crimes against humanity.  The Russian invasion of Ukraine has resulted in a lot of calls to have Russian president Vladimir Putin put on trial there. So how does it work? The court was established in 2002 by the Rome Statute and has jurisdiction over four core crimes: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression. Initially housed in the former … Continue reading Will Putin be sent to the ICC in The Hague? A look at the world’s most famous court