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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Opt-Out From Jurisdiction Over War Crimes: International Criminal Court (ICC)

Enrico Mezzetti

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 July 2021

International criminal courts and tribunals, procedure

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 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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