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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Referral by a State Party: International Criminal Court (ICC)

Chantal Meloni

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 September 2020

Prosecutors — International criminal courts and tribunals, procedure — Jurisdiction

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 With regard to the so-called trigger-mechanisms of the International Criminal Court (ICC) under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (1998) (‘Rome Statute’ or ‘Statute’), of particular practical relevance is the power given to States Parties to refer a situation to the Court. 2 Indeed, as we shall see in the following section, five out of eleven situations under investigation by the Court at the time of writing this entry have been the object of referrals by States Parties, while two further situations have been referred by the United Nations...
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