Volume I, s.3 Jurisdiction, 18 Issues of Admissibility and Jurisdiction, Ch.18.4 Ne bis in idem Principle, Including the Issue of Amnesty
Christine Van den Wyngaert, Tom Ongena
Edited By: Professor Antonio Cassese, Professor Paola Gaeta, Mr John R.W.D. Jones
Article 20 of the Rome Statute lays down the ne bis in idem principle, according to which the same person cannot be tried and punished more than once for the same conduct or crime. This principle is known under different names in different legal systems, including the res judicata rule,1 the rule of autrefois acquit/autrefois convict2 and the protection against double jeopardy.3 Terminological variations exist between ‘non bis in idem’ and ‘ne bis in idem’. The drafters of the Rome Statute have opted for ne bis.4Most national criminal justice systems know the...