International Law and the Crime of Aggression

July 4, 2016 all-day
Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College, University of Oxford

In June 2010, parties to the Statute of the ICC meeting in Kampala, Uganda agreed amendments to the ICC Statute which would allow the ICC to prosecute the crime of aggression. However, they also agreed that the Court would only be able to exercise jurisdiction with respect to the crime of aggression subject to a further decision to be taken after 1 January 2017 and only after the ratification or acceptance of the amendments by thirty States Parties. To date, there have been 28 ratifications or acceptance of the amendments and seemingly more are to follow. With ICC jurisdiction over aggression appearing to be just round the corner, this workshop will discuss a set of papers that consider the philosophical foundations of the crime of aggression as well as the implications that ICC jurisdiction over the crime is likely to have on international law and in international politics.

Workshop programme