Signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organisation, and came into force on 24 October 1945. The Statute of the International Court of Justice is an integral part of the Charter.
General Assembly resolution 3314 (XXIX), with the Definition of Aggression annexed to it, was adopted on 14 December 1974 after protracted intergovernmental negotiations. The Definition has scarcely ever been used for its primary purpose as a guide to the Security Council in determining aggression by States. It has now taken on a new life as a source for discussion of the definition of the individual crime of aggression within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.
First Geneva Convention, 1949
Second Geneva Convention, 1949
Third Geneva Convention, 1949
Fourth Geneva Convention, 1949
Protocol I additional to the Geneva Conventions, 1977
Protocol II additional to the Geneva Conventions, 1977
Protocol III additional to the Geneva Conventions, 2005
Law on the establishment of Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia for the prosecution of crimes committed during the period of Democratic Kampuchea. The purpose of this law is to bring to trial senior leaders of Democratic Kampuchea and those who were most responsible for the crimes and serious violations of Cambodian penal law, international humanitarian law and custom, and international conventions recognized by Cambodia, that were committed during the period from 17 April 1975 to 6 January 1979.
The text of the Rome Statute reproduced herein was originally circulated as document A/CONF.183/9 of 17 July 1998 and corrected by procès-verbaux of 10 November 1998, 12 July 1999, 30 November 1999, 8 May 2000, 17 January 2001 and 16 January 2002.
Article 1: The International Court of Justice established by the Charter of the United Nations as the principal judicial organ of the United Nations shall be constituted and shall function in accordance with the provisions of the present Statute.
Having been established by an Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Sierra Leone pursuant to Security Council resolution 1315 (2000) of 14 August 2000, the Special Court for Sierra Leone (hereinafter "the Special Court") shall function in accordance with the provisions of the present Statute. Legacy website.
Having been established by an Agreement between the United Nations and the Lebanese Republic (hereinafter “the Agreement”) pursuant to Security Council resolution 1664 (2006) of 29 March 2006, which responded to the request of the Government of Lebanon to establish a tribunal of an international character to try all those who are found responsible for the terrorist crime which killed the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and others, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (hereinafter “the Special Tribunal”) shall function in accordance with the provisions of this Statute.
The International Justice Resource Center (IJRC) shares essential information, skills and support with local advocates around the world to help them achieve justice and accountability for human rights violations.
The following information relates only to indictments issued in relation to the Ad Hoc Human Rights Court in Indonesia, and only for cases from East Timor. The accused listed below cannot be assumed guilty unless it has been decided by a court of law.
United Nations War Crimes Commission via Military Legal Resources.15-volume series summarizing the course of the more important proceedings taken against individuals accused of war crimes during World War II, excluding the major war criminals tried by the Nuremberg and Tokyo International Military Tribunals.
Since 1963, the international community has elaborated 14 universal legal instruments and four amendments to prevent terrorist acts. Those instruments were developed under the auspices of the United Nations and its specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and are open to participation by all Member States.
Adopted by the General Assembly Resolution 58/4 of 31 October 2003.
In accordance with article 68 (1) of GA Res. 58/4, the United Nations Convention against Corruption entered into force on 14 December 2005.
Adopted by the Conference for the Adoption of a Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances in 1988 in Vienna. It entered into force on 11 November 1990, in accordance with article 29(1).
Adopted by General Assembly Resolution 55/25 of 15 November 2000. It opened for signature by Member States at a High-level Political Conference convened for that purpose in Palermo, Italy, on 12-15 December 2000 and entered into force on 29 September 2003.
Text adopted by the International Law Commission at its sixth session, in 1954, and submitted to the General Assembly as a part of the Commission’s report covering the
work of that session (at para. 54).
Text adopted by the International Law Commission at its forty-eighth session, in 1996, and submitted to the General Assembly as a part of the Commission’s report covering the work of that session (at para. 50).