1 The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (1998) (‘Rome Statute’), which came into force in 2002, is the international treaty that founded the International Criminal Court (ICC). It was drafted within the context of the United Nations (UN) and represents the first step towards establishing a universal jurisdiction under which international crimes can be prosecuted and punished in full observance of the fundamental principles of criminal law, which have now been accepted at an international level. 2 Among the many provisions of the Rome Statute,...
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