In this Essay, the author intends to elaborate only on those Rules that are unique, or were the subject of lengthy discussion in the working group. It is practically impossible to discuss all rules contained in the Rules of Procedure. Before beginning, one point needs to be clarified. There are a number of rules in the Rules of Procedure that simply repeat the provisions of the Statute. This was a conscious decision made by the working group, which included harmless repetitions in order to provide a handy set of rules for future delegates to the Assembly that will cover all aspects of its activities.
Saeid Mirzaee Yengejeh,
Rule of Procedure of the Assembly of States parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court ,
25 Fordham Int'l L.J. 674
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