Delegate Name: Thien Truong-Phan
Topic: Inequality in International Criminal Prosecutions
Delegate: Thien Truong-Phan
School: Williamston High School
The ICC is a court that puts individuals that have committed heinous crimes such as genocide or war crimes on trial. The ICC has multiple issues however. The ICC lacks funding and resources to handle the cases that go through it. Not all countries have agreed or signed on to the ICC either, including major powerhouses such as China and the United States of America. The major problem with the ICC however, is within its own system. Lack of cooperation from other countries make it difficult for the ICC to fairly put individuals on trial. This means that there is a disproportionate amount of smaller African countries or other third world countries to have cases in the ICC. Our committee must look into how we can solve the problems that the ICC is facing in order to make it a successful and useful tool in our world.
Germany has signed onto the ICC. Germany signed the Rome Statute in 1998 and believes that it is a useful and just device that can be used to put individuals on trial. Germany’s government has pledged and donated much money to the association and wants it to be utilized more often and more effectively.
Germany wants to solve the problem of the inequality that countries and individuals face in the ICC. Germany also wants to try and solve the other issues that the ICC face such as lack of resources to carry out their research needed to make decisions and that not all countries have signed onto the statute, especially the larger, more powerful countries. Germany looks forward to working with other countries that are a part of the ICC or have similar ideas, plans, or wants as Germany has.