Rome Statute
Part 2: Jurisdiction, Admissibility and Applicable Law

Article Art. 16
Deferral of investigation or prosecution

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The United States Should Ratify the Rome Statute

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“A quarter century ago today the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) was completed following years of negotiations. I led the U.S. delegation in those talks.”
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No investigation or prosecution may be commenced or proceeded with under this Statute for a period of 12 months after the Security Council, in a resolution adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, has requested the Court to that effect; that request may be renewed by the Council under the same conditions.

Source: Article 16 — Deferral of investigation or prosecution, https://www.­icc-cpi.­int/Publications/Rome-Statute.­pdf.

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Aug. 30, 2023

Art. 16’s source at icc-cpi​.int