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Domestic legislation for serious crimes under international law

Crimes

Crime of Aggression

No provision.

Crimes Against Humanity

Crimes against Humanity are defined in Chapter III ("Crimes against Humanity"), Articles 13 and 15, of the Law N. VIII on Supplementary Norms on Criminal Law Matters. See:

  • Law N. VIII: Supplementary Norms on Criminal Law Matters. [ENG]. Vatican City State, 11Jul13

    Genocide

    Genocide is defined in Chapter III ("Crimes against Humanity"), Article 14, of the Law N. VIII on Supplementary Norms on Criminal Law Matters. See:

  • Law N. VIII: Supplementary Norms on Criminal Law Matters. [ENG]. Vatican City State, 11Jul13

    War Crimes

    War crimes are defined in Chapter IV ("War Crimes"), Articles 16 and 17, of the Law N. VIII on Supplementary Norms on Criminal Law Matters. See:

  • Law N. VIII: Supplementary Norms on Criminal Law Matters. [ENG]. Vatican City State, 11Jul13

    See also:

  • Law N. IX: Amendments to the Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. [ENG]. Vatican City State, 11Jul13

    Jurisdiction

    Jurisdiction:

    Law N. IX on Amendments to the Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure contains the jurisdictional regime in force in The Vatican City. See:

  • Law N. IX: Amendments to the Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. [ENG]. Vatican City State, 11Jul13

    International Criminal Court

    Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: The Holy See is not a state party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

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  • Resources and Links

  • Legge fondamentale dello Stato della Città del Vaticano 26 novembre 2000
    The Holy See official website. [ITA]. [Last accessed 16Nov17]. [External Link]

  • Fundamental Law of Vatican City State
    Vatican City State. [ENG]. [Last accessed 16Nov17]. [External Link to pdf document]

  • Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church.
    The Holy See official website. [ENG]. [Last accessed 16Nov17]. [External Link]

  • Code of Canon Law, 1983
    Canon Law Society of America via The Holy See official website. [ENG]. [Last accessed 16Nov17]. [External Link]

  • Laws of Vatican City State
    Vatican City State. [ENG/ITA]. [Last accessed 16Nov17]. [External Link]

  • Principali norme di diritto universale e speciale promulgate dalla Santa Sede sin dalla promulgazione del Codice di Diritto Canonico
    Pontificia UniversitÓ della Santa Croce. [ITA]. [Last accessed 16Nov17]. [External Link]

  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis (AAS). (Official Gazette of the Holy See. In Latin)
    The Holy See official website. [LAT]. [Last accessed 16Nov17]. [External Link]

  • Legal Guide to The Holy See (Vatican City)
    (U.S. Law Library of Congress). [ENG]. [Last accessed 16Nov17]. [External Link]

  • List of International Humanitarian Law Treaties to which The Holy See is a State party. [ENG]
    (International Committee of the Red Cross). [ENG]. [Last accessed 16Nov17]. [External Link]