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Part 3 General Principles of Criminal Law: Principes Généraux Du Droit Pénal, Art.25 Individual criminal responsibility/Responsabilité pénale individuelle

William A. Schabas

From: The International Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Rome Statute (2nd Edition)

William A Schabas

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 July 2024

Elements of crimes — International criminal law, conduct of proceedings — Evidence

This chapter comments on Article 25 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Article 25 distinguishes various forms of criminal participation. Like much of the Rome Statute, it was a negotiated compromise crafted by jurists from different legal traditions. Concepts and words in one system did not necessarily have the same connotations as they did in others. Judge Van den Wyngaert has described article 25 as being ‘based upon an eclectic combination of sources from several national legal traditions’, adding that ‘such multi-faceted origins comes as no surprise, considering the States Parties' obvious wish to find a compromise between different legal traditions’.

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