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Assistant Professor of Law Department Arak University, Iran


International Criminal Court (ICC) has no jurisdiction over the crimes of terrorism. Initially, combating terrorism served as the motivation toward creating an ICC. In 1937, under the auspices of the League of Nations, an international convention against terrorism and an annexed statute of ICC were drafted. Neither of these documents entered into force. Contemporary international criminal law, however, focuses on the prosecution and punishment of crimes committed in connection to large-scale armed conflicts. The only solution to eradicate terrorism is the consensus of the governments in a comprehensive document on the definition, examples, exceptions and criminal mechanisms in the fight against terrorism. Until then, we cannot expect international criminal law to fight terrorism well, and we will witness an increase in the number of victims of this sinister phenomenon.However, Rome Statute has gone into action and the court will begin its activity toward achieving the goals.


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