A conviction resulting from the retrospective application of domestic criminal law will not breach Article 71 where the conduct in question was a crime under international law at the time that it took place, meaning that domestic prosecution for offences under international law will not violate Article 7 despite such offences not having been criminalised in domestic law at the time of the relevant conduct2. The case law of the European Court of Human Rights suggests that the international crimes covered by Article 7 include war crimes
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