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Part 4 Composition and Administration of the Court: Composition et Administration de la Cour, Art.42 The Office of the Prosecutor/Le bureau du procureur

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: 26 January 2021

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

This chapter comments on Article 42 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Article 42 sets out the functions and responsibilities of the Office of the Prosecutor, one of the four organs of the International Criminal Court listed in article 34 of the Rome Statute. The Office of the Prosecutor is responsible for ‘receiving referrals and any substantiated information on crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court, for examining them, and for conducting investigations and prosecutions before the Court’. The Prosecutor has ‘full authority over the management and administration of the Office, including the staff, facilities, and other resources thereof’.

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