THBT the ICC Should abolish the principle of complementarity
The principle of complementarity means that the International Criminal Court will only prosecute an individual if states are unwilling or unable to prosecute. Therefore, if legitimate national investigations or proceedings into crimes have taken place or are ongoing, the Court will not initiate proceedings. This principle applies regardless of the outcome of national proceedings, even if an investigation is closed without any criminal charges being filed or if an accused person is acquitted by a national court.
Cambridge Wom*ns Open
Round #2 /
Nov 17, 2019