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Part 4 Composition and Administration of the Court: Composition et Administration de la Cour, Art.44 Staff/Le personnel

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

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

This chapter comments on Article 44 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Article 44 is the basic text governing the appointment of qualified staff which make up the bulk of the employees of the Court. Earlier international criminal tribunals never bothered with such a provision. Most of its ‘norms’ merely stated the obvious. Nevertheless, article 44 addresses some contentious issues, notably the status of gratis personnel. Judges, the Prosecutor, the Deputy Prosecutors, the Registrar, and the Deputy Registrar are not contemplated by this provision, and are not considered ‘staff’ for the purposes of the Rome Statute.

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