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Archivo de Etiquetas: the Assembly

Aggression and Criminal Responsibility (for Whom?)

OpinioJuris

Aggression and Criminal Responsibility (for Whom?) by Nikola Hajdin [Nikola Hajdin is a doctoral candidate in international law at Stockholm University and a fellow at the Stockholm Centre for International Law and Justice] On December the 14th, 2017, the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute adopted a resolution …

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The Activation of the Crime of Aggression in Perspective

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

The Activation of the Crime of Aggression in Perspective In its final hours soon after midnight of 14 December 2017, the 16th Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court decided to activate the Court‘s jurisdiction over the crime of aggression. This is the effect …

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Why the New Weapons Amendments (Should) Apply to Non-States Parties

OpinioJuris

Why the New Weapons Amendments (Should) Apply to Non-States Parties by Kevin Jon Heller Although aggression received most of the attention at the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) last month, the ASP also adopted a series of amendments to Art. 8 of the Rome Statute, the war-crimes provision, prohibiting the use …

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Election Rules for ICC Judges: A Balanced Bench Through Quasi-Quotas

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

Election Rules for ICC Judges: A Balanced Bench Through Quasi-Quotas At its 16th session starting today (Monday 4 December) in New York, the ICC Assembly of States Parties (ASP) will proceed to elect six new judges for the Court. In doing so, the ASP will follow a special procedure that …

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The Kampala Amendments on the Crime of Aggression Before Activation: Evaluating the Legal Framework of a Political Compromise

OpinioJuris

The Kampala Amendments on the Crime of Aggression Before Activation: Evaluating the Legal Framework of a Political Compromise by Astrid Reisinger Coracini [Astrid Reisinger Coracini is is Lecturer at the University of Salzburg and Director of the Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (SLS). …

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Can the International Court of Justice Decide on the Chagos Islands Advisory Proceedings without the UK’s Consent?

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

Can the International Court of Justice Decide on the Chagos Islands Advisory Proceedings without the UK’s Consent? As Marko has noted in this post, last week Thursday, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution requesting the International Court of Justice provide an advisory opinion on the legality of the separation …

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The impact of Morocco’s admission to the African Union on the dispute over the Western Sahara

OpinioJuris

The impact of Morocco’s admission to the African Union on the dispute over the Western Sahara by Alonso Illueca and Sophocles Kitharidis [Alonso Illueca is Adjunct Professor of International Law at Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua (Panama) and holds an LL.M. from Columbia University, where he specialised in Public …

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UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING AN INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION MECHANISM IN SYRIA ON GRAVE VIOLATIONS OF HUMANITARIAN LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Nicolas Boeglin

UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING AN INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION MECHANISM IN SYRIA ON GRAVE VIOLATIONS OF HUMANITARIAN LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS Picture of airstrikes on Aleppo, from the article: End Abusive Invocation Of ‘Self-Defence’ In Response To Terror, published in Canada, with the following indication:”Smoke rises after U.S.-led coalition …

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Adopting Resolution, General Assembly Reaffirms Role of Sport in Promoting Sustainable Development, Reconciliation in Strife-Torn Areas

GUIDO CRILCHUK (Argentina), highlighting the crucial work Brazil was doing when organizing the 2016 Games in the countries’ region, said that much had been said about how sports could play a key role. The Olympic spirit showed how sport could help build a better world. There was recognition of the importance of sport in the 2030 Agenda. In the past decade, Argentina had worked on a concept of sport as a way to promote social inclusion. As members of the Assembly knew, Buenos Aires had been chosen for the holding of the third Olympic Youth Summer Games in 2018. By adopting the resolution before it, the Assembly continued sending a message of peace and goodwill to inhabitants of the world. Argentina called on everybody to observe the Olympic Truce.

Recognizing the potential of sport as a valuable tool in the achievement of peace and development, the General Assembly today adopted a resolution reaffirming its use to promote dialogue and reconciliation in areas of conflict during and after the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Further to that text, adopted without a …

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General Assembly and Security Council Elect Four Judges to the ICJ But Fail to Agree On Fifth Judge. What Happens Next?

General Assembly and Security Council Elect Four Judges to the ICJ But Fail to Agree On Fifth Judge. What Happens Next? Last week the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council conducted  elections to elect judges to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) (see UN Press Releases here and here). Under …

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Kenya’s ICC Deferral Request and the proposed amendment to article 16 of the Rome Statute

Kenya’s ICC Deferral Request and the proposed amendment to article 16 of the Rome Statute Editor’s Note:  The authors have recently launched a blog focussing primarily on issues of international criminal justice from an African perspective. See http://warandlaw.blogspot.com According to media reports , the Kenyan government is redoubling its misguided efforts …

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ICC Assembly of States Parties Discusses Possible Amendments to ICC Statute.

ICC Assembly of States Parties Discusses Possible Amendments to ICC Statute. Last week the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the ICC held its Ninth Session in New York. One of the issues on the agenda of the 9th ASP was discussion of amendments to the ICC Statute. Some States …

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