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ICC Explains Liberian War Criminals Snub

ICC has explained why it has snubbed criminals in Liberia.

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The International Criminal Court has explained its reasons for not taking its anti criminal web to West African country, Liberia.

Liberia, a country that suffered two consecutive civil wars for over a decade has criminals whose freedom has left the world befuddled. The court, based in The Hague, The Netherlands explained that;

The ICC is the only permanent international tribunal with jurisdiction over the gravest international crimes such as genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Considering the gravity of crimes committed during Liberia‚Äôs two back-to-back civil wars, it is often questioned why Liberian cases are not brought to the ICC. There is a simple answer to that question: The ICC does not have jurisdiction over crimes that were committed before its establishment in 2003, thus excluding Liberia from its scope. The only way for Liberians to have access to justice is through their own court system or through cases brought in other countries. 

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