Persecution: a crime against humanity in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

  • Jessie Chella

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This thesis analyzes the technical definition of the crime of persecution for the purpose of prosecutions at the International Criminal Court. The provisions on the crime of persecution are found in Article 7(1)(h) and Article 7(2)(g) of the Rome Statute and Article 7(1)(h) of the Elements of Crimes. Lack of clarity is a difficulty with these provisions. The writer analyzes the provisions by pooling together primary and secondary sources and drawing on the customary international law that has emerged from the ad-hoc International Criminal Tribunals established between 1945 and 2003.
Date of AwardAug 2004
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorEric Colvin (Supervisor)

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