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This comprehensive law article delves into the historical evolution of war crimes, the establishment of international tribunals, and the pivotal Principle of Complementarity embedded in the Rome Statute. Focused on maintaining a delicate equilibrium between national prosecutions and international tribunals, the article explores the benefits and challenges associated with each approach. Through case studies and an analysis of the Principle of Complementarity in action, the article provides insights into the complexities of achieving justice for war crimes. Recommendations for enhancing complementarity are presented, emphasizing the need for collaborative efforts to address challenges faced by both national and international judicial systems. As the global community continues its pursuit of accountability for war crimes, the article underscores the ongoing importance of the Principle of Complementarity in fostering a comprehensive and effective legal framework.