International Criminal Court (ICC)
The ICC in Hague, the Netherlands, investigates and, where warranted, tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community
The International Criminal Court (ICC)
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is intended to complement, not to replace, national criminal systems. It prosecutes cases only when States do not, are unwilling or unable to do so genuinely.
As a judicial institution, the ICC relies on cooperation with countries worldwide for support. The ICC is intended to complement, not to replace, national criminal systems.
Based in The Hague, Netherlands the court relies on the States to make arrests, freeze assets and enforce sentences. While not a United Nations organization, the Court has a cooperation agreement with the United Nations.
The Court's founding treaty, called the Rome Statute, grants the ICC jurisdiction over four main crimes.
- Crimes against humanity
- War crimes
- Crime of aggression
The main crime we will focus on is the crime against humanity. The ICC can prosecute crimes against humanity, which are serious violations committed as part of a large-scale attack against any civilian population.
What is needed is documented evidence of abuse caused by mandated shunning.
This is a compelling reason why we need mandated shunning stories and data which you can help with by taking the survey and sharing your story in the links below.
Current relevant cases
Our ultimate goal is to set the legal precedent for mandated shunning as a hate crime, by funding international legal cases that highlight the issue and get it enshrined and enforced in law. We already have a major case in the Belgium Supreme Court. If successful, this will set the necessary precedent for prosecutions of high-control groups for mandated shunning.