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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Referral by the United Nations Security Council: International Criminal Court (ICC)

Hemi Mistry

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 December 2021

Subject(s):
Prosecution — International courts and tribunals, decisions — International courts and tribunals, powers — International criminal courts and tribunals, procedure — International peace and security

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 It was once observed that the International Criminal Court (ICC) (‘Court’), sitting at the crossroads of international diplomacy and justice, has been ‘shaped as much by crude politics as by philosopher kings’ (Mistry and Ruiz-Verduzco, 2011, 3). This positioning is perhaps manifested most acutely in its relationship to the United Nations Security Council (United Nations, Security Council) (‘UNSC’ or ‘Council’), where the utopian ideals of international justice and the normative values of consistency, predictability, transparency, and certainty associated with...
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