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Other Acts 1644 (2009) (26/01/2009)

Type: Acts of the Council of Europe: Resolution on "Co-operation with the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its universality"

Authority: European Authorities - Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly

Date: 01/26/2009

Subject: the Parliamentary Assembly reiterates its firm commitment to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC is the first ever permanent independent judicial institution with jurisdiction over individuals accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The ICC is based on complementarity, seeking to empower national states to investigate and prosecute such crimes, assuming jurisdiction only as a last resort.

Classification: Dignity - Art. 5 Slavery - Forced labour - Freedoms - Art. 6 Personal liberty - Personal security - Justice - Art. 47 Right to an effective remedy before a tribunal - Art. 48 Presumption of innocence - Rights of defence - Art. 49 Principles of legality (nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege; lighter penalty) - Proportionality of penalties - General provisions - Art. 51 Scope - Art. 52 Scope of guaranteed rights

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