International Criminal Court


a court established in 2002 by the United Nations, but operating as an independent body, to prosecute war crimes, crimes involving human rights abuses, terrorism, etc., in cases where the country concerned is unable or unwilling to prosecute. Abbrev.: ICC

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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