TITLE

Self-Referrals Before the International Criminal Court: Are States the Villains or the Victims of Atrocities?

AUTHOR(S)
Akhavan, Payam
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Criminal Law Forum;Mar2010, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p103
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the right of States in making self-referrals under Article 14 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). It mentions that under crimes committed on its own territory, relinquishment of jurisdiction is impermissible and inconsistent with the independence of the court. It notes that States are sometimes victims rather than villains in relation to the mutuality of interests between of the unprecedented capacity of non-State actors in committing atrocities.
ACCESSION #
50354792

 

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