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Part 4 Composition and Administration of the Court: Composition et Administration de la Cour, Art.34 Organs of the Court/Organes de la Cour

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: 15 July 2024

Elements of crimes — Pre-Trial Chamber — International criminal law, conduct of proceedings — Evidence

This chapter comments on Article 34 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Article 34 consists of four paragraphs that list the principal organs of the Court. It has no other function than to identify the four organs. The Court consists of the following organs: (a) a Presidency; (b) an Appeals Chamber, Trial Chambers and [a Pre-Trial Chamber] [Pre-Trial Chambers]; (c) the Office of the Prosecutor; and (d) a Registry. Each organ has its own provision, to which reference should be made. The expression ‘organs of the Court’ is used in only one other provision of the Statute, article 45(4), concerning the employment of gratis personnel.

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