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)
Chapter First Online: 17 May 2017 Abstract
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.
Keywords ICC Complementarity Same person/same conduct Sovereignty International criminal jurisdiction National proceedings
Professor of international law (Péter Pázmány Catholic University, Budapest) and judge of the International Criminal Court (2015–2024). The article was made in personal capacity, the thoughts expressed hereby cannot be attributed to the International Criminal Court. (The author wishes to thank Mohamed El Zeidy for his comments and suggestions.)
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