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Don Ferencz: Powerful countries shouldn’t dodge ratifying the crime of aggression

Donald M. Ferencz - Convenor of the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 12:12

On July 17, the International Criminal Court (ICC) will be able to prosecute individual leaders for waging aggressive war against other states. Aggression is the fourth core international crime recognized under the Rome Statute in addition to genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. To better understand the crime of aggression, we spoke to Donald M. Ferencz, the Convenor of the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression

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The new ICC crime of aggression could make leaders think twice if they are considering invading

Jennifer Trahan - NYU Center for Global Affairs
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:12

On July 17, the International Criminal Court (ICC) will be able to prosecute individual leaders for waging aggressive war against other states. Aggression is the fourth core international crime recognized under the Rome Statute in addition to genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. To better understand the crime of aggression, we spoke to Jennifer Trahan, a Clinical Professor at the NYU Center for Global Affairs.

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How the activation of aggression as a crime at the ICC has already had an effect in Britain

Sheryn Omeri, a barrister at Cloisters Chambers
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 12:12

On July 17, the International Criminal Court (ICC) will be able to prosecute individual leaders for waging aggressive war against other states. Aggression is the fourth core international crime recognized under the Rome Statute in addition to genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. To better understand the crime of aggression, we spoke to Sheryn Omeri, a barrister at Cloisters Chambers about efforts to prosecute aggression in the United Kingdom.

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ICJ Media Review: Jean-Pierre Bemba to vie for the presidency in late December DRC elections

Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:10

In this week's review, news about response to amici briefs on Jordan’s Art. 87(7) appeal, provisional release to Simatovic, Lebanon tribunal decision on Sabra Defence witness statements, Bemba’s Presidential bid, ICC Prosecutor submissions on Rohingya jurisdiction questions amici submissions, the ICC’s 20th anniversary and crime of aggression jurisdiction, a Spanish truth commission and more

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On El Salvador, the ICC and Latin America

Flag of El Salvador
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:54

On 3 March, El Salvador became the 124th State Party to the International Criminal Court and the 28th Latin American State to ratify the Rome Statute and its amendments on war crimes and the crime of aggression.

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Eric.Beauchemin

Thank you for pointing out this error.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 15:22
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Ana Cristina Ro...

I note that you refer to Guatemala as one of the countries pending ratification. This is incorrect. The decision-making process that culminated in the deposit of the Instrument of Accession (on 2 April 2012) by Guatemala was long and arduous. However we finally got there and since them we have become an active and strong promoter of the Court's principles and values. Of course I join in the excellent news that our dear neighbor has now joined.

Monday, July 4, 2016 - 10:30
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Whither the fight against impunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

The Democratic Republic of Congo and the Rome Statute
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 08:46

Earlier this month, the National Assembly in the DRC passed legislation domesticating the Rome Statute. After a brief debate on 2 June 2015, Congolese parliamentarians voted unanimously to introduce a series of technical reforms in the domestic legal order of the most active ICC state party. Civil society and advocacy groups promptly celebrated this as a milestone in the DRC’s fight against impunity.

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ICC candidate judge Raul Pangalangan about justice

Raul Pangalangan
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 13:14

Dr. Raul Cano Pangalangan from the Philippines is a candidate for judge at the ICC. He is the former dean of the law faculty and currently professor of law at the University of the Philippines. He also served as the Philippines' delegate to the 1998 Rome Conference to establish the ICC.

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This should be "Raul" not "Paul". He was the dean when I entered UP Law. He was also the head of my panel of interviewers when during the admission process.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 22:51
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Four myths about Palestine, Israel and the ICC

Palestine decides to join the ICC
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 13:57

Since the end of 2014, the world’s media has been dominated by the discussion arising from Palestine’s decision to sign up to the International Criminal Court. But, from some of the commentary, it’s clear that there’s still a lot of confusion. Janet Anderson picks her way through the myths.

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Never undermine the strong and sharpe teeth of the ICC. Even before the issue of the Palestinians signing up to the ICC, top Israeli officials (including Tzipi Livni) where about to be arrested in the UK under the universal jurisdiction for the crimes they committed against the Palestinians (war crimes and crimes against humanity) some of those 'war criminals' did not even dare to leave the civil El Al Israeli aeroplane at Heathrow, and they returned in the same flight back to Israel.

For the time being, it is enough that the ICC will issue arrest warrants. It means that Israeli top officials, perhaps including the Israeli prime minister, will never have the courage to step on the soil of any EU member states which are members to the ICC. Israel must learn the lesson that the time of personal and functional immunity has ceased to exist!

However, the arrest warrants which might be also issued against Hamas Leaders will not affect them since the EU does not recognize Hamas and there is no diplomatic relations with it, and above all, they do not travel to the EU. If Israel had respected the UN resolutions and withdrawn from the occupied West Bank and cleared its illegal settlements there, it would not have faced such destiny.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 00:15
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