The Hague, Netherlands. On Wednesday morning the International Criminal Court was supposed to start the trial of Malian rebel leader Nassim Iyad Ali. However, the proceedings were held up by another urgent case: Mr Ngongo from the Democratic Republic of Congo is being charged with crimes against humanity.
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About International Criminal Court
The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community.
The ICC is an independent international organisation, and is not part of the United Nations system. Its seat is at The Hague in the Netherlands. Although the Court’s expenses are funded primarily by States Parties, it also receives voluntary contributions from governments, international organisations, individuals, corporations and other entities.