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The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community.
The ICC is an independent international organisation, and is not part of the United Nations system. Its seat is at The Hague in the Netherlands
In accordance with its mandate, the Mechanism has assumed responsibility for a number of functions of the ICTR and the ICTY. The essential functions include tracking and prosecution of remaining fugitives, appeals and review proceedings, protection of witnesses and victims, etc.