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This Article presents the results of an international conference held in 1998 between academics, government officials, and legal practitioners from the People's Republic of China (PRC) and representatives from the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Tribunal for Rwanda, and the International Committee of the Red Cross on the establishment of the permanent International Criminal Court (ICC). Attendees discussed and debated the most contentious of the unresolved issues surrounding the ICC, including its proposed subject matter, trigger mechanisms, structure, and the relationship between the ICC and the Security Council and domestic legal systems. The Article - drafted by the rapporteur of the Conference - concludes with a discussion of the PRC's negotiating position at the Rome Conference drawn from the author's own notes.



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