The International Criminal Court has now made a draft the Policy Paper on Case Selection and Prioritisation available for download.
It outlines the considerations which guide the use of prosecutorial discretion in the selection and prioritisation of cases for investigation and prosecution. It breaks down the policy and practice of the Office of the Prosecutor in relation to the process of selecting the incidents, persons and conduct to be investigated and prosecuted within a given situation and across various scenarios. The paper is based on, inter alia, the Rome Statute, the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, the Regulations of the Court, the Regulations of the Office, prosecutorial strategy and policy documents of the Office, as well as the experience of the Office over its first decade of activities. It also draws from the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court, and international and national practice in this field.
Click below to access a copy of the document: Draft Policy Paper on Case Selection and Prioritisation
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