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Grenada Ratifies Rome Treaty

The Caribbean Island of Grenada has joined the International Criminal Court by becoming the 115th nation to ratify the treaty and submit itself to court jurisdiction.

The court has jurisdiction over war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide which occur in, or are caused by the citizens of the 115 countries which have ratified the treaty, if there is no national investigation or prosecution.  The court may also be directed to investigate a situation by the U.N. Security Council as it was in Libya and Sudan.  The 115 state parties to the treaty direct the funding of the court and control its rules of procedure.  The countries meet as the Association of State Parties to review the progress and direction of the court.