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1. The degree of base-pairing (A opposite U or T, G opposite C) between two sequences of DNA and/or RNA molecules.
2. The degree of affinity, or fit, between antigen- and antibody-combining sites.
3. The degree of affinity, or fit, between an enzyme and a substrate.
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1. The degree of base-pairing between two sequences of DNA and/or RNA molecules.
2. The degree of affinity, or fit, of antigen and antibody combining sites.
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In addition, in light of the somewhat overly rigid test for states created by the ICC in the Kenya case through which to evaluate the complementarity principle (i.e., the "same person, substantially the same conduct" test), the Article puts forth an alternative test that aims to be more responsive to the shared role of national jurisdictions and the ICC under the Rome Statute in combating and ending impunity for grave crimes.
Any prosecutor, no matter how prudent, will attract criticism for actions and nonactions conducted under the Rome Statute's complementarity principle. Kant's political theory encourages an evaluation of the court in broader, systemic terms.
In counterpart of course we can not see the fringes and the complementarity principle of Bohr will be, as in every quantum experiment, naturally respected.
(3.) Niels Bohr's complementarity principle says that objects can have wave and particle properties, but not both at the same time.
In 1928, Bohr formulated the complementarity principle, according to which these two modes of description are designated as complementary but not simultaneous.
Kenya's request of the Pre-Trial Chamber to find the cases against the defendants inadmissible under the complementarity principle was denied, and the cases ruled admissible.
The International Criminal Court's (ICC or Court) case regarding the conflict in Darfur, Sudan sheds light on the development and meaning of the complementarity principle under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Rome Statute).
At the core of the ICC mandate is the complementarity principle. This rule gives the state with the relevant jurisdiction first prerogative to investigate and prosecute the cases but provides the ICC prosecutor with the power to take over a case if the state proves unwilling or unable to investigate or prosecute.
The Afshar experiment is one in which it is claimed one can both determine both which path a photon has followed and that the photon self interfered in one and same experiment, violating Bohr's complementarity principle, that complementary aspects of a system cannot simultaneously be measured.
Bohr had attempted to use the complementarity principle to explain life on the basis of a similar idea, as Stent puts it, that "life cannot be explained, but must be taken as the starting point of biology." Particularly, in genetics, known physics and chemistry might be an insufficient explanation of how the traits of living beings arise from otherwise dead matter, in analogy to the way classical physics cannot explain atomic behavior.
Complementarity principle states that the ICC could step in only if local courts have been proven to be unable or unwilling to genuinely investigate or prosecute international crimes.
451, 452-54 (2013) (providing an overview of the Rome Statute's complementarity principle).

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