Volume II, s.9 Application and Impact of the Rome Statute, 47 The Rome Statute and its Impact on National Law
Edited By: Professor Antonio Cassese, Professor Paola Gaeta, Mr John R.W.D. Jones
- International courts and tribunals, procedure — Jurisdiction — Defences
Around the world, efforts to ratify and implement the Rome Statute are now well underway. These efforts will have potentially profound implications for two distinct reasons. The most prominent reason is the sixty ratifications needed—and now obtained—to bring the Statute into force and to allow the Court to begin its important work. Of course, ratification efforts must not cease now the threshold of sixty ratifications has been reached. Those who support the promise of international justice must continue to work until the Rome Statute is as widely ratified as the...