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Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (U.N. Doc. A/CONF.183/9*)

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The website of the International Criminal Court states that "the ICC is an independent and permanent court that tries individuals accused of such egregious international crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes." It also makes clear that "the ICC is a court of last resort" and "only tries those accused of the gravest crimes." The Rome Statute governs the jurisdiction and functioning of the ICC. It consists of a preamble and 13 Parts. The Statute is available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic languages.