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Developing And Implementing An Effective Positive Complementarity Prosecution Strategy

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The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) has faced numerous challenges not faced by other international criminal courts (ICC) and it has begun to make a significant impact in the dayto- day practice on a wide range of issues. Under the new principle of complementarity, concurrent jurisdiction the ICC (Court) over the crimes against humanity and the war crimes under international law was designed to be complementary to that of national courts. Complementarity takes two forms: passive and positive. This chapter discusses two aspects of prosecution strategy related to selection of situations and suspects: stopping corporate assistance to criminals, and Justice and peace. Amnesty International urged the Office of the Prosecutor to adopt a global anti-impunity complementarity strategy designed to ensure joint international/national solutions to impunity.

Keywords: International Criminal Court (ICC); international law; Office of the Prosecutor (OTP); passive complementarity; prosecution strategy



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