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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.2 Structure of the ICC, 4 The Court, Ch.4.1 Seat of the Court

Adriaan Bos

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: 19 August 2019

Part 1, Establishment of the Court, comprises Articles 1–4. These articles are closely interrelated and deal with the legal status of the Court. Articles 1, 2, and 4 complement Article 3 dealing with the seat of the Court proper. Article 3 deals with three separate questions. In the first paragraph the location of the seat is determined. The second paragraph deals with the conclusion of a Headquarters Agreement with the Netherlands, the Host State. The third paragraph provides that the Court may sit outside The Hague, whenever it considers it desirable, as...
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