Rome Statute
Part 3: General Principles of Criminal Law

Article Art. 32
Mistake of fact or mistake of law


1.

A mistake of fact shall be a ground for excluding criminal responsibility only if it negates the mental element required by the crime.

2.

A mistake of law as to whether a particular type of conduct is a crime within the jurisdiction of the Court shall not be a ground for excluding criminal responsibility. A mistake of law may, however, be a ground for excluding criminal responsibility if it negates the mental element required by such a crime, or as provided for in article 33.
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