Volume I, s.3 Jurisdiction, 13 Jurisdiction Ratione Temporis
Edited By: Professor Antonio Cassese, Professor Paola Gaeta, Mr John R.W.D. Jones
- Jurisdiction — Genocide — Crimes against humanity — Nullum crimen sine lege — War crimes
Pursuant to the provisions of its Statute,1 the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction is strictly prospective. The ICC’s ratione temporis jurisdiction is limited to crimes committed after the entry into force of the Statute,2 which ensures against ex post facto prosecutions. The Statute will enter into force on ‘the first day of the month after the 60th day following the date of the deposit of the 60th instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the Secretary-General of the United Nations’.3 Following the entry into force of its...