The Lack of Attention to the Distinction between Situations and Cases in National Laws on Co-Operation with the International Criminal Court with Particular Reference to the Spanish Case
Leiden Journal of International Law 20(01):193 - 205 · March 2007
Posted: 10 May 2017
Date Written: March 1, 2007
This essay examines the impact of the distinction between situations and cases under the Rome Statute in national laws on co-operation with the ICC. It argues that this distinction is likely to create difficulties in three areas: (i) the communication of the notitia criminis to the Court; (ii) admissibility issues in proceedings under Articles 18 and 19 of the Statute; and (iii) the efficacy at national level of admissibility rulings by the Court.
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