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Gabriel M. Lentner
The United Nations Security Council (SC) referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC) is arguably the most fundamental operational relationship between the United Nations (UN) and the ICC. It allows the Court to exercise jurisdiction over situations in states not parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC (the Statute, Rome Statute) provided for in art 13(b) of the Statute. In contrast to referrals by states parties (art 14) or the Prosecutor acting proprio motu (art 15), where jurisdiction is conferred to the ICC through the ratification of the Rome Statute, the SC referral would confer jurisdiction to the ICC over situations which it otherwise could not lawfully exercise.