The Reach of ICC Jurisdiction Over Non-Signatory Nationals
15 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2014
Date Written: 2000
This article addresses the possibility that United States nationals will be prosecuted before the International Criminal Court (ICC) despite the absence of U.S. ratification of the treaty. In particular, a state party to the Rome Statute or the Prosecutor may initiate a process whereby U.S. accused are prosecutable before the ICC if alleged conduct takes place within the territory of a party to the Rome Statute (which now are many). There is also attention to complimentarity and the possible effect of the NATO Status of Forces agreement on full ICC jurisdiction.
Keywords: crime against humanity, genocide, ICC, impunity, international crime, International Criminal, Court, jurisdiction, national, non-party. non-signatory, Nuremberg, proprio motu, Rome Statute, SOFA, territory, United States, universal, U.S. national, war crime
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