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(p. 309) 17. Legal impediments to the exercise of criminal jurisdiction 

(p. 309) 17. Legal impediments to the exercise of criminal jurisdiction
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(p. 309) 17. Legal impediments to the exercise of criminal jurisdiction
Author(s):

Antonio Cassese

, Paola Gaeta

, Laurel Baig

, Mary Fan

, Christopher Gosnell

, and Alex Whiting

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780199694921.003.0038
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date: 15 December 2019

This chapter discusses the obstacles that may hamper or jeopardize criminal proceedings for international crimes. These include rules granting amnesty for broad categories of crimes; statutes of limitation; the prohibition of double jeopardy (the principle of ne bis idem), whereby a person may not be brought to trial twice for the same offence; and international rules on personal immunities.

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