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What is the point of an international criminal court, where you can just 'leave' and be no longer under its authority?

Asked by ragingloli (51751points) November 16th, 2016

Imagine if you commit a crime, then just say you do not recognise the authority of the court, and then you are actually free to leave!
If you are going to have an international criminal court, it should have authority regardless of ‘membership’.

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zenvelo's avatar

I am not sure that is how it works. I think if you are in a jurisdiction that is party to the treaty authority of the court, you can be held.

That’s why Dick Cheney won’t go to Europe.

Sneki95's avatar

Rulers from the shadow…

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

I took that as nations leaving, not individuals.

The Bush administration withdrew in 2002. It was inconvenient for the torture program they were implementing.

MollyMcGuire's avatar

And which corrupt organization should hold that authority?

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