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Much of this involved details, unlikely to create insurmountable difficulties to the extent that the delegates were committed to the success of the endeavour. But a handful of core issues – jurisdiction, the ‘trigger mechanism’ for prosecutions, the role of the Security Council – remained under the wing of the Bureau. These difficult questions were not publicly debated for most of the Conference, although much negotiating took place informally. One by one, the provisions of the statute were adopted ‘by general agreement’ in the working groups, that is, without a vote.
S/RES/1422 (2002). See Mohamed El Zeidy, ‘The United States Dropped the Atomic Bomb of Article 16 of the ICC Statute: Security Council Power of Deferrals and Resolution 1422’, (2002) 35 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 1503; Aly Mokhtar, ‘The Fine Art of Arm-Twisting: The US, Resolution 1422 and Security Council Deferral Power under the Rome Statute’, (2004) 4 International Criminal Law Review 295. 24 Colum Lynch, ‘US Seeks Court Immunity for E. A22; Colum Lynch, ‘US Peacekeepers May Leave E.
53 Laura A. Dickinson, ‘The Promise of Hybrid Courts’, (2003) 97 American Journal of International Law 295: ‘Such courts are “hybrid” because both the institutional apparatus and the applicable law consist of a blend of the international and the domestic. Foreign judges sit alongside their domestic counterparts to try cases prosecuted and defended by teams of local lawyers working with those from other countries. ’ The distinction between ‘international’ and ‘hybrid’ tribunals is made in the SecretaryGeneral’s August 2004 Report: The Rule of Law and Transitional Justice in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies, UN Doc.
An Introduction to the International Criminal Court by William A. Schabas