Document Type : Article


1 Associate Prof., Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Allameh Tabataba'i, Tehran, Iran

2 Ph.D. Student in International Law, University of Allameh Tabataba'i, Tehran, Iran


Subject-matter jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court includes only four major crimes and under the present rules of the Rome Statute, crime of drug trafficking is not among them. The ICC is not a court of general jurisdiction, it has jurisdiction only over the crimes enumerated in the Rome Statute and since drug trafficking is not among them; it falls outside the court's subject matter jurisdiction. On the other hand, drug trafficking is common in large scale around the world and so it is concern to the international community as a whole. So, the article aims to consider whether under the current statute rules or if amended, the jurisdiction of ICC could be extended over the crime of drug trafficking. Present paper that written in analytical-descriptive method, aims to consider why and how ICC's jurisdiction can be extended over the crime of drug trafficking in order to combat impunity of major drug traffickers.


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