The establishment of international criminal jurisdictions such as the International Criminal Court (ICC) presents new challenges for legal practitioners as well as scholars in their legal research. High-quality legal commentaries can be of great assistance for both practitioners and scholars.
The Commentary on the Law of the International Criminal Court (CLICC) is the only commentary in the field of international criminal law that is freely available online. Commentaries
that are only available in print have some limitations: they are costly to acquire, quickly outdated by evolving case law and other legal developments, and have limited functionality.
CLICC seeks to assist users who are negatively affected by such constraints. As an online commentary, available free-of-charge for all users, it is continuously updated, and has functionality that is
not possible in print. CLICC is part of the CMN Knowledge Hub of the Centre for International Law Research and Policy. CLICC is hyperlinked to the ICC Legal Tools, which provide free online
access to most legal documents that may be relevant to cases involving core international crimes. CLICC is also published as a printed book.
Publications and ressources
– Mark Klamberg and Jonas Nilsson (eds)., “Commentary on the Law of the International Criminal Court” (CLICC), online commentary on the Rome Statute and online commentary on the ICC Rules of Procedure and Evidence
– Mark Klamberg (ed)., “Commentary on the Law of the International Criminal Court” (CLICC), TOAEP, 2017
• Nuremberg, Courtroom 600 (the place of the Nuremberg trials),, Germany, 29 April 2017, Presentation “Commentary on the Law of the ICC” during the book launch event “The Birth of the ICC Office of the Prosecutor: Historicity, Model, Deterrence?”
• International Court of Justice (ICJ), Peace Palace, 29 May 2015, Presentation on “Commentary on the Law of the ICC” at the conference “Reconciliation v. Accountability: Balancing Interests of Peace and Justice”
• International Criminal Court (ICC), 30 September 2015, resentation on “Commentary on the Law of the ICC” at meeting with Office of the Prosecutor and Chambers
The ressource is free of cost for the user as a result of generous ressources provided, support of the following institutions and donors
• The Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP)
• Stiftelsen Juridisk Fakultetslitteratur
• Stockholm University, The Board of Human Science
• The International Nuremberg Principles Academy
• The Swedish Institute (SI)
Professor Mark Klamberg (chief editor), contact and bio
Senior legal office Jonas Nilsson (editor)