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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