International Criminal Court, The Hague

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People detained by the International Criminal Court (ICC) are held in the ICC's detention centre, which is located within a Dutch prison in Scheveningen, The Hague. The ICC was established in 2002 as a permanent tribunal to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression. As of January 2012, it has issued public arrest warrants for 18 individuals, five of whom are currently in custody of the court. A sixth individual was released after the confirmation of charges against him was declined.The ICC detention centre is for holding people who have been charged with crimes, not for imprisoning convicted criminals. As such, all detainees are considered innocent until their guilt has been proven. Upon conviction by the ICC, criminals are transferred outside the Netherlands to serve their sentences.Detention centreThe ICC currently has twelve detention cells in a Dutch prison in Scheveningen, The Hague. Suspects held by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia are held in the same prison and share some facilities, like the fitness room, but have no contact with suspects held by the ICC.The ICC registrar is responsible for managing the detention centre. The rules governing detainment are contained in Chapter 6 of the Regulations of the Court and Chapter 5 of the Regulations of the Registry. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has unrestricted access to the detention centre.
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  • Unfortunately when we visited there were no hearings going on. Still we got to see a court room, and check out the exhibit showcasing their work. Very interesting and mind opening.  more »
  • Free visit with audio guide in French to explain the role of the international criminal court, one also has access from a forum in the court. interesting
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  • Mmmm, it’s a wonderful institution that’s beyond doubt, but to be honest the best way to experience it must be to come under arrest because the interested visitor experience is less than impressive - a handful of not-very-interactive pods and a random collection of posters and poorly lip-synced screens. Granted that they have a job to do and a budget to manage, it would do well to put together a better display of its purpose than this. ...and as we walked away, we were serenaded by the sound of persistent rifle fire from the adjacent rifle range. Not the most sensitive location planning one might think.
  • I would like to sue Khun Palad for claiming royalty.
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