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Introduction The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the permanent court made for the main purpose of dealing with criminal acts committed by individuals amongst a state in a bit to tamper with the territorial integrity of the state. The ICC has prosecuted altogether … cases; of which are war crimes, - are crimes against humanity, - concern crimes of aggression and – (few) were prosecuted for genocide. Dividing the essay into the four main crimes commonly known as the elements of crimes, the essay will discuss the origin of the ICC’s jurisdiction over these crimes. To start, it will give a short introduction to who the ICC is and their jurisdiction over the elements of crimes listed in the Rome Statute of the ICC. Under each element of crime will be a critical explanation of when the court got jurisdiction and when the court started exercising its jurisdiction as well as (if any) problems faced concerning having jurisdiction.
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