Non Bis in Idem and the International Criminal Court


Non bis in idem, or the double jeopardy principle, is a fundamental element of fairness in criminal procedure. At its core, it prohibits the state from repeatedly prosecuting, and punishing, individuals for the same offence. The Rome Statute contains the principle but affords little protection against harassment by contracting parties.


Criminal Law | Criminal Procedure | International Law

Date of this Version

May 2006