Rome Statute
Part 3: General Principles of Criminal Law

Article Art. 24
Non-retroactivity ratione personae


No person shall be criminally responsible under this Statute for conduct prior to the entry into force of the Statute.


In the event of a change in the law applicable to a given case prior to a final judgement, the law more favourable to the person being investigated, prosecuted or convicted shall apply.

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