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- abbr. Indian Claims Commission
- abbr. International Chamber of Commerce
- abbr. Interstate Commerce Commission
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- International Chamber of Commerce
- the International Cricket Council
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- n. a former independent federal agency that supervised and set rates for carriers that transported goods and people between states; was terminated in 1995
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Specifically, the ICC is an organization whose precepts go against fundamental American notions of sovereignty, checks and balances, and national independence.
Apart from the risk that the ICC might someday pursue Americans, Prosper told National Journal's Corine Hegland (see NJ, 1/22/05, p. 215), the ICC is a bad instrument for redressing the wounds of war-torn societies.
The ICC is not a body of the UN, but theoretically may work with the ICJ to determine a case of aggression independently of the Security Council.
But indirectly, the ICC is on more leashes than I can count.
That said, the ICC is not a sovereign nation and the extradition framework need not apply.
The ICC is self-appointed and self-annointed and therefore, legally speaking, an oxymoron.
The ICC is of course already shown it only going to prosecute low risk Serbs and Africans.
Only the ICC is ready, willing, and able to start investigating war crimes in Darfur now.
Syrian crackdown should be referred to ICC, UN human rights chief says Disclaimer
One prominent UN correspondent recounts that when he called the ICC interested in writing about the Court, he got a mixed reception.