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International Criminal Court Act 2001

Section 68: Proceedings against persons becoming resident within the jurisdiction

109.This Act follows the War Crimes Act 1991 and the Sex Offenders Act 1997 in providing for jurisdiction over crimes committed overseas by someone resident in the United Kingdom.  This (and other references to “resident”) applies irrespective of whether the person is also resident in any other country.  Section 68 stipulates that proceedings can be taken under this Part against persons who become resident in the UK subsequent to the offence taking place, provided that they are resident here at the time the proceedings are brought and the offence was committed after this Act came into force.

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