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The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court - A Commentary edited by Cassese, Antonio; Gaeta, Paola; Jones, John RWD (25th July 2002)

Volume I, s.3 Jurisdiction, 14 Jurisdiction Ratione Loci

Stéphane Bourgon

From: The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Edited By: Professor Antonio Cassese, Professor Paola Gaeta, Mr John R.W.D. Jones

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 August 2019

Subject(s):
Jurisdiction — International courts and tribunals, procedure — Prosecutors — Sovereignty
The ratione loci jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court is vast, even unlimited in some respects. It corresponds to the purpose of the Court which is to try persons alleged to be responsible for the most serious crimes affecting the entire community 1 as well as the peace, security, and well-being of the world. 2 Moreover, States which have thus far signed or ratified its Statute represent all areas of the globe. The ratione loci jurisdiction of the Court is yet another example that its establishment is the result of a compromise between State...
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