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Volume I, s.3 Jurisdiction, 17 ‘Trigger Mechanisms’, Ch.17.2 Referral and Deferral by the Security Council

Luigi Condorelli, Santiago Villalpando

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: 28 May 2023

The creation of the ICC was inspired by the conviction that the prosecution of major international crimes constitutes a means to the maintenance of international peace and security. The ICC was thus conceived as a judicial organism closely related to the UN1 and, in particular, to the UN organ having the mission of adopting the necessary measures to confront situations of threats to the peace, breaches of the peace, or acts of aggression, namely, the Security Council. As a consequence, the coordination between the judicial activity of the Court and the Security...
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