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Elements of Crimes

Article 9

Elements of Crimes


1. Elements of Crimes shall assist the Court in the interpretation and application of articles articles 6, 7 and 8. They shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the members of the Assembly of States Parties.

2. Amendments to the Elements of Crimes may be proposed by:


    (a) Any State Party;

    (b) The judges acting by an absolute majority;

    (c) The Prosecutor.


Such amendments shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the members of the Assembly of States Parties.

3. The Elements of Crimes and amendments thereto shall be consistent with this Statute.



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