Volume II, s.6 International Criminal Proceedings, 30 Pre-Trial Proceedings, Ch.30.1 Powers of the Pre-Trial Chambers
Edited By: Professor Antonio Cassese, Professor Paola Gaeta, Mr John R.W.D. Jones
Article 34 of the ICC Statute provides for a Pre-Trial Division and Article 39 stipulates that Pre-Trial Chambers (PTCs) shall be composed of three judges and that the functions of the Pre-Trial Chamber are carried out by the Chamber or by a single judge, in accordance with the Statute and the Rules. The role and functions of the Pre-Trial Chambers are stated in more detail in Articles 56, 57, and 58 of the Statute, as discussed below. The PTCs, and the definition of their powers, 1 appear as the consequence, in the context of a system originally primarily...