The Issue of ICC Jurisdiction Over Nationals of Non-Consenting, Non-Party States to the Rome Statute: Refuting Professor Dapo Akande’s Arguments

65 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2019 Last revised: 17 Sep 2020

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Jay Sekulow

American Center for Law and Justice; M.G. Robertson Global Centre for Law & Policy

Robert Ash

M.G. Robertson Global Centre for Law & Policy; American Center for Law and Justice; Regent University - School of Law

Date Written: November 7, 2019

Abstract

The International Criminal Court (ICC) claims the right to extend its jurisdiction over nationals of non-consenting, non-party States to the Rome Statute. The United States, as a non-party State, argues that the Rome Statute violates customary international law by doing so. Professor Dapo Akande has written an article that defends the ICC practice. This article refutes the arguments made by Professor Akande.

Keywords: International Criminal Court, ICC, Rome Statute, international law, customary international law, Professor Akande, delegation of authority, treaty

Suggested Citation

Sekulow, Jay and Ash, Robert, The Issue of ICC Jurisdiction Over Nationals of Non-Consenting, Non-Party States to the Rome Statute: Refuting Professor Dapo Akande’s Arguments (November 7, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3483195 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3483195

Jay Sekulow

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Robert Ash (Contact Author)

M.G. Robertson Global Centre for Law & Policy ( email )

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American Center for Law and Justice

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