Minority opinions in the decisions of the International Criminal Court


When exercising in a particular field of competence, the work of every judge lies in his inalienable freedom to pronounce the law, whether he expresses his own opinion separately or with a panel. Saying so introduces well our paper called “Minority opinions in the decisions of the International Criminal Court”. Indeed, it emphasises a finding among the decisions issued by the judges of the International Criminal Court and reflects an analysis of the jurisprudence of this court. It sheds light on what interest there can be in minority opinions that embrace matters relating to a mode of exercising jurisdiction. In other words, how to explain the admissibility of minority opinions? This topic is very relevant given the extent of the practice of minority opinions in most international jurisdictions, whereas in international criminal law it is a matter not sufficiently studied by scholars.

Author Biography

Mariame Viviane Nakoulma, Jean Moulin-Lyon 3 University, 15 Quai Claude Bernard, BP 063869239 Lyon CEDEX 02, France

PhD (law); junior researcher


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Keywords: Anglo-Saxon system, common law, continental system, core crimes, dissenting opinions, impartiality impunity, independence, individual opinion, International Criminal Court, international criminal law, judges, jurisprudence, majority opinion, minority opinion, Roman law, separate opinions, victims
How to Cite
Nakoulma, M. V. (2020). Minority opinions in the decisions of the International Criminal Court. Journal of the Belarusian State University. International Relations, 2, 86-95. Retrieved from https://journals.bsu.by/index.php/internationalRelations/article/view/3177