Document Type : Article
1 Ph.D. Candidate of International Law, Department of International Law, Faculty of Law, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Central Branch, Tehran, Iran
2 Associate professor, Department of International Law, Faculty of Law, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Central Branch, Tehran, Iran
3 Assistant Professor, Department of International Law, Faculty of Law, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Central Branch, Tehran, Iran
One of the important issues in the Statute of the International Criminal Court is the jurisdiction of the Court, which has been challenged since the negotiations of the Rome Conference and has caused many debates, which can exemplify the preconditions of applying the Court's jurisdiction and its some jurisdiction vacuum in dealing with international crimes. The possibility of extending the jurisdiction of the Court to nationals of non-member States has always been raised by those in favor of the Court's comprehensive jurisdiction, and an attempt is made to grant such a capacity to the Court by extensive interpreting the preconditions of exercising the Court's jurisdiction. The present article, by examining the views of the proponents and opponents of this issue, seeks to answer in a descriptive-analytical manner the question of whether it is possible to exercise jurisdiction over the nationals of non-member states within the framework of the principles of international law.
In this article, we have come to the conclusion that not only the rules of international law do not allow this, but also the normative order of the international community does not tolerate such an evolution.
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