- Elements of crimes — International criminal law, conduct of proceedings — Evidence
This chapter comments on Article 19 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The purpose of Article 19 ‘is to determine whether the case brought by the Prosecutor is inadmissible because of a jurisdictional conflict. Unless there is such a conflict, the case is admissible’. The provision ‘regulates the context within which challenges to jurisdiction and admissibility may be raised by a party having an interest in the matter’. In contrast with article 18 of the Statute, where admissibility of a ‘situation’ is contemplated, article 19 only applies once a ‘case’ has been identified.
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