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Res. 1497
Res. 1497
The Security Council votes to refer Sudan to the ICC, the first such Security Council referral, on 31 March 2005. Credit: UN.
Security Council Resolution 1497, adopted on 1 August 2003, authorized the critical deployment of a multinational stabilization force in Liberia. However, at the insistence of the United States, the resolution included a paragraph granting “exclusive jurisdiction” to troop contributing states not party to the ICC, effectively opening the door for permanent immunity from the ICC with regard to genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Legal analyses on this resolution, the actual text of the resolution, and press statements made by the CICC and its members can be found in this section.
Government and Inter-governmental Documents