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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Katanga Case

Gaiane Nuridzhanian

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 01 December 2020

Armed conflict, non-international — Elements of crimes — Murder — Rape and sexual violence — International criminal law, victims — Individual criminal responsibility — Complementarity

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The case of Prosecutor v Katanga arose in the context of the situation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (‘DRC’) (Congo, Democratic Republic of the) which was referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by the DRC Government in March 2004. The referral encompassed crimes listed in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (‘Rome Statute’; ‘RS’) committed on the territory of the DRC or by its nationals from 1 July 2002, the date of the entry into force of the RS, and onwards. The investigation into the DRC situation was opened by the ICC...
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