By supporting the Court, the countries that have joined the Rome Statute system have taken a stand against those who, in the past, would have had no one to answer to after committing widespread, systematic international crimes. The ICC calls on all countries to join the fight against impunity, so that perpetrators of such crimes are punished, and to help prevent future occurrences of these crimes
Today the Court has:
Over 900 staff members: From approximately 100 States.
6 official languages: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
1 ICC Liaison Office to the United Nations in New York and 7 ICC Country Offices in Kinshasa and Bunia (Democratic Republic of the Congo, “DRC”); Kampala (Uganda); Bangui (Central African Republic, “CAR”); Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire); Tbilisi (Georgia); and Bamako (Mali).
2 working languages: English and French.
Headquarters: The Hague, the Netherlands.
2023 budget: €169,649,200
There have thus far been 31 cases before the Court, with some cases having more than one suspect.
ICC judges have issued 38 arrest warrants. Thanks to cooperation from States, 21 people have been detained in the ICC detention centre and have appeared before the Court. 14 people remain at large. Charges have been dropped against 5 people due to their deaths.
ICC judges have also issued 9 summonses to appear.
The judges have issued 10 convictions and 4 acquittals.