Rome Statute
Part 3: General Principles of Criminal Law

Article Art. 24
Non-retroactivity ratione personae


No person shall be criminally responsible under this Statute for conduct prior to the entry into force of the Statute.


In the event of a change in the law applicable to a given case prior to a final judgement, the law more favourable to the person being investigated, prosecuted or convicted shall apply.

Source: Article 24 — Non-retroactivity ratione personae, https://www.­icc-cpi.­int/Publications/Rome-Statute.­pdf.

Last Updated

Jun. 25, 2022

Art. 24’s source at icc-cpi​.int