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Complementarity in the Rome Statute and National Criminal Jurisdictions
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Complementarity in the Rome Statute and National Criminal Jurisdictions

Jann K. Kleffner

Abstract

The book examines the principle of complementarity in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the implications of that principle for the suppression of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes on the domestic level. The book is set against the general background of the national suppression of these crimes, its potential and pitfalls. It traces the evolution of complementarity as a principle governing the allocation of the respective competences of the ICC and national criminal jurisdictions, and its translation into one of the central requirements for the admissibilit ... More

Keywords: International Criminal Court, national criminal jurisdictions, admissibility, complementarity, suppression of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, inability, core crimes, compliance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199238453
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238453.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jann K. Kleffner, author
Assistant Professor of International Law, Amsterdam Centre for International Law, University of Amsterdam Law School