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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 II, s.10 Final Analysis and Suggestions, 49 The Rome Statute: A Tentative Assessment

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

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: 16 June 2019

Subject(s):
General principles of international law — Jurisdiction — International courts and tribunals, procedure
The purpose of this chapter is not to recapitulate on the points already made ably and in great detail by the contributors to this Commentary, but rather to identify criteria of evaluation and in the process to make some general, tentative observations about the Court that, with the requisite 60 ratifications now having been obtained, has finally come into being. The first step consists of a recognition of the simple but extraordinary fact that the Statute for an ICC has been concluded at all. This is a formidable achievement in itself, considered against the...
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