Looking into the fact that the first three situations that came before the International Criminal Court (ICC) - namely the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and the Central African Republic - came through the States under Article 14 of the Rome Statute, the author endeavours to examine the process of self-referrals and the implication for the ICC. He advocates establishing a limited withdrawal option, arguing that the DRC and CAR have relinquished broad, open-ended and unrestricted jurisdiction to the Court through self-referrals.
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