This paper focuses on the conditions which ought to exist before the International Criminal Court can exercise jurisdiction over the crime of aggression. In particular, it addresses (i) whether the Court should be competent to exercise jurisdiction where the alleged aggressor State has either not accepted the amendment on aggression, or is not a party to the ICC Statute and (ii) whether ICC jurisdiction on aggression should be made dependent on the prior approval of the United Nations Security Council. The first issue is referred to here as the “consent problem” and the second the “Security Council problem/issue”.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Akande: Prosecuting Aggression: The Consent Problem and the Role of the Security Council
Dapo Akande (Univ. of Oxford - Law) has posted Prosecuting Aggression: The Consent Problem and the Role of the Security Council. Here's the abstract: