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Volume I, s.1 The Path to Rome and Beyond, 2 Drafting History and Further Developments, Ch.2.1 The Work of the International Law Commission

James Crawford

From: The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Edited By: Professor Antonio Cassese, Professor Paola Gaeta, Mr John R.W.D. Jones

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 October 2023

In 1992, as an offshoot of its work on a Code of Crimes against the Peace and Security of Mankind, the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC) commenced substantive work on a draft statute for an international criminal court. In July 1994, a Draft Statute was adopted and recommended to the UN General Assembly.1 That Draft Statute formed the initial working document for the Preparatory Committee’s work in the years 1995–1998. The focus of this chapter will accordingly be on the ILC’s work in producing the 1994 draft, rather than on its earlier work in the...
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