Complementarity in the Rome Statute and National Criminal Jurisdictions

Hardcover | December 18, 2008

byJann Kleffner

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This book provides an in depth-examination of the principle of complementarity in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the implications of that principle for the suppression of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes on the domestic level. The book is set againstthe general background of the suppression of these crimes on the domestic level, its potential and pitfalls. It traces the evolution of complementarity and provides a critical and comprehensive analysis of the provisions in the Rome Statute and the Rules of Procedure and Evidence relevant tocomplementarity. In so doing, it addresses both substantive and procedural aspects of admissibility, while taking account of the early practice of the ICC. Further attention is devoted to the question whether and to what extent the Rome Statute imposes on States Parties an obligation to investigateand prosecute core crimes domestically. Finally, the book examines the potential of the complementary regime to function as a catalyst for States to conduct domestic criminal proceedings vis-a-vis core crimes.

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This book provides an in depth-examination of the principle of complementarity in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the implications of that principle for the suppression of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes on the domestic level. The book is set againstthe general background of the suppression of ...

Jann Kleffner is Assistant Professor of International Law at the University of Amsterdam Centre for International Law. He has co-authored Internationalized Criminal Courts and Tribunals: Sierra Leone, East Timor, Kosovo, and Cambodia with Andre Nollkaemper and Cesare Romano, (OUP, 2004). Jann K. Kleffner studied law in Germany, the U...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:December 18, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ForewordPrefaceList of AbbreviationsTable of Treaties1. Introduction2. National Suppression of Core Crimes3. The Context and Emergence of Complementarity4. Complementarity as a Legal Principle and as a Criteria for Admissibility5. The Procedural Setting of Complementarity6. Complementarity and the Obligation to Investigate and Prosecute7. Complementarity as a Catalyst for Compliance8. ConclusionsTable of CasesBibliographyIndex