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Volume I, s.1 The Path to Rome and Beyond, 2 Drafting History and Further Developments, Ch.2.3 Reaching Agreement at the Rome Conference

Philippe Kirsch, Darryl Robinson

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: 17 April 2024

On 15 June 1998, delegates from around the world gathered at the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) building in Rome for the commencement of a five-week Diplomatic Conference on the establishment of an International Criminal Court (ICC).1 As diplomats, ministers, legal experts, observers, advocates, UN staff, and media representatives crowded into the corridors and conference rooms of the FAO, the atmosphere was at the same time both excited and apprehensive. The excitement was not surprising, as this Conference offered the hope of achieving agreement on an...
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