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Volume I, s.3 Jurisdiction, 13 Jurisdiction Ratione Temporis

Stéphane Bourgon

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: 27 September 2023

Jurisdiction — Genocide — Crimes against humanity — Nullum crimen sine lege — War crimes
Pursuant to the provisions of its Statute,1 the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction is strictly prospective. The ICC’s ratione temporis jurisdiction is limited to crimes committed after the entry into force of the Statute,2 which ensures against ex post facto prosecutions. The Statute will enter into force on ‘the first day of the month after the 60th day following the date of the deposit of the 60th instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the Secretary-General of the United Nations’.3 Following the entry into force of its...
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