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Crimes Within The Limited Jurisdiction Of The International Criminal Court

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This chapter provides selective commentary with respect to crimes within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) under the Rome Statute adopted by the UN Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an ICC on July 17, 1998. Article 5(1) of the Statute expressly states that "jurisdiction of the Court shall be limited to the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole". Article 6 of the Rome Statute mirrors the definition of genocide contained in Article II of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Under customary international law, the actual number of direct victims of crimes against humanity has, in some cases, been relatively small. Article 33 of the Statute concerning superior orders generally reflects customary international legal standards and should be interpreted with reference to such standards.

Keywords: customary international law; International Criminal Court (ICC); jurisdiction; Rome Statute



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