September 16, 2019
 In 2022-Inequality in International Criminal Prosecutions

Country: Romania
Delegate Name: Christian Boyce

Legal Committee
Inequality in International Criminal Prosecutions
Christian Boyce
Forest Hills Northern High School

The International Criminal Court was founded in 2002 with the purpose of prosecuting the perpetrators of grievous crimes concerning the international community. The Court is a last resort when national courts are unwilling to resolve issues. The court is dependent on its member states to enforce its jurisdiction. However, some states have yet to ratify the Rome Statute, created in 1998, which brought about the Court.

Romania has continuously supported the ICC. The ICC brings justice by precluding crimes of the greatest concern to the international community.. Romania is one of the founding members of the ICC and has regularly made contributions to the ICC budget. Romania ratified the Rome Statute in 1999 Romania was the seventh of forty-one ICC member states to request an investigation of Russia’s war crimes committed in Ukraine.

Romania fully supports the ICC’s role in creating international order and law. The ICC has shown itself to be a necessary part of international justice. Romania endorses the Court’s fight against the international criminals that affect all countries among the ICC’s member states or separate from it. Romania encourages more efforts to prompt member states of the United Nations to sign the Rome Statute.

The ICC is an indispensable part of the ongoing fight to achieve international justice. More member states of the ICC would increase funding overall, but evenly distribute funding requirements across the countries. This would also lead to greater enforcement of the ICC’s jurisdiction, resulting in greater preclusion of the international crimes the ICC seeks to prevent. Romania hopes to work with the ICC’s constituents to heighten the support of the Court leading to greater international justice.