- Immunity from jurisdiction — Judges — Elements of crimes — International criminal law, conduct of proceedings — Evidence
This chapter comments on Article 48 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. International organizations require privileges and immunities in order to facilitate their functions. Privileges and immunities are granted to individuals not for their own personal benefit, but to enable the institution to operate with expedience and independence. Article 48 consists of five paragraphs that deal with the privileges and immunities of the Court itself, of its judges and senior officials, its staff, and those who are actually involved in the proceedings, such as counsel, witnesses, and experts. The final paragraph provides for waiver of the immunity.
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