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The quest for international justice: defining the crimes and defences for the International Criminal Court

, Index number: IOR 40/006/1997

This document summarizes the following paper: The International Criminal Court: Making the right choices - part 1 (IOR 40/01/97), issued in January 1997. It outlines Amnesty International's concerns and basic principles with regard to the establishment of an International Criminal Court. These include defining the jurisdiction of the court, defences, mitigation and penalties, and for the court to act as an effective complement to national courts.

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