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Volume II, s.6 International Criminal Proceedings, 29 Investigation, Ch.29.2 Rights of Persons during an Investigation

Salvatore Zappalà

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: 22 February 2024

The initial phases of a criminal investigation may start in the mist, especially if the investigation concerns a crime committed in very complex circumstances such as those in which crimes under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court are usually committed. In most of these cases investigations do not simply focus on the facts but often entail the need to clarify the political background and the historical developments which led to a certain situation in a certain area. Only subsequently will the prosecution be able to move to the various individual...
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