The International Criminal Court as an International Judicial Control of the National Public Power? (the ICC’s Standpoint on the Complementarity Principle in the Prosecutor V. Simone Gbagbo Case)



The article is about the interpretation of the complementarity principle of the Rome Statute. By this principle, the governments participating at the Rome Diplomatic Conference, wanted to match the general claim of putting an end to impunity with the observance of the principle of sovereignty and the rules of rationality and efficacy. The article shows via the Simon Gbagbo case how the Pre-Trial Chamber and the Appeals Chamber applied the same person/same conduct test during their respective procedures.


ICC Complementarity Same person/same conduct Sovereignty International criminal jurisdiction National proceedings 

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Peter Pazmany Catholic UniversityBudapestHungary

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