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Part 13 Final Clauses: Clauses Finales, Art.121 Amendments/Amendements

William A. Schabas

From: The International Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Rome Statute (2nd Edition)

William A Schabas

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 January 2021

Subject(s):
Elements of crimes — International criminal law, victims — International criminal law, conduct of proceedings — Evidence

This chapter comments on Article 121 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Article 121 is the general provision on amendment of the Rome Statute. After the expiry of seven years from the entry into force of the Statute, any State Party may propose amendments. The proposed amendment is voted upon at the next session of the Assembly of States Parties. An amendment only enters into force when seven-eighths of the States Parties have deposited instruments of accession or ratification. A State that does not agree may withdraw from the Statute with immediate effect. A special regime is established for changes to the subject-matter jurisdiction of the Court.

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