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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Office of the Prosecutor: International Criminal Court (ICC)

Beti Hohler

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 02 December 2022

International crimes — Complementarity — Duty to investigate — Prosecutors — Burden of proof — Standard of proof — International cooperation, procedure — Preliminary proceedings

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 The views expressed in this contribution are solely those of the author and are not attributable to the Office of the Prosecutor or the ICC. 2 The Office of the Prosecutor (‘OTP’ or ‘Office’) is, pursuant to Article 34 Rome Statute (‘Statute’), one of the four organs of the International Criminal Court (ICC). As the triggering force of the proceedings and generator of cases, it is often considered to be the engine room of the ICC. The OTP is responsible for carrying out investigations and prosecutions in accordance with the Statute and the Rules of Procedure and...
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