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Exercise of Jurisdiction over the Crime of Aggression: International Criminal Court (ICC)

Roger S Clark

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 April 2024

Aggression — Jurisdiction — International criminal courts and tribunals, procedure

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 Officially, the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC) adopted a resolution on 14 December 2017 deciding ‘to activate the Court’s jurisdiction over the crime of aggression as of 17 July 2018’ (ICC-ASP/16/Res.5, 14 December 2017 (‘2017 resolution’ or ‘activation resolution’)). Adoption actually took place early the next morning; clocks had been removed and time suspended to permit last-minute manoeuvring. That the decision came down to the wire was appropriate for an issue that it had not been possible to finalize when the Court’s...
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