The Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court: the prerequisites for its exercise


The thesis focuses on the core of the ICC jurisdiction and specifically in the three pillars which form the foundations of its jurisdiction: 1) the preconditions to the exercise of its jurisdiction (Art. 12 ICC Rome Statute) 2) the scope of its jurisdiction - substantive competence, i.e. the core crimes defined in the Rome Statute (Art. 5-8bis, namely genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, crime of aggression) 3) the principle of complementarity which governs according to the Rome Statute the "ultimate jurisdiction" of the ICC, since it is not sufficient a crime to be within the Court's jurisdiction (according to its specified material, local, personal and temporal jurisdiction), but the State Party must also be unwilling or unable genuinely to carry out the investigation or prosecution (Art. 17§1 (a) ICC Rome Statute). Moreover, beyond the examination of the three central pillars of ICC’s jurisdiction, which are linked with the “positive jurisdiction” of the Court, it was dee ...
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Η δικαιοδοσία του Διεθνούς Ποινικού Δικαστηρίου: οι προϋποθέσεις άσκησης
Tsilonis, Victor of Panagiotis
Degree Grantor
Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki (AUTH)
Committee members
Συμεωνίδου-Καστανίδου Ελισάβετ
Καϊάφα-Γκμπάντι Μαρία
Παπαδαμάκης Αδάμ
Μπιτζιλέκης Νικόλαος
Χατζηκωνσταντίνου Κωνσταντίνος
Κουράκης Νέστωρ
Αντωνόπουλος Κωνσταντίνος
Social Sciences
Preconditions to the exercise of jurisdiction; ICC core crimes; The principle of complementarity; Immunities; Issues of admissibility; Irrelevance of official capacity; the Resolutions of the Security Council under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations which expanded and restricted contemporaneously the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court; Crime of genocide; Armenian genocide; Crimes against humanity; War crimes; Crime of aggression
548 σ., fig.