10 février 2017

OUVRAGE : C. Kreß, S. Barriga (eds.), The Crime of Aggression: A Commentary

Claus KREß, Stefan BARRIGA

The 2010 Kampala Amendments to the Rome Statute empowered the International Criminal Court to prosecute the 'supreme crime' under international law: the crime of aggression. This landmark commentary provides the first analysis of the history, theory, legal interpretation and future of the crime of aggression. As well as explaining the positions of the main actors in the negotiations, the authoritative team of leading scholars and practitioners set out exactly how countries have themselves criminalized illegal war-making in domestic law and practice. In light of the anticipated activation of the Court's jurisdiction over this crime in 2017, this work offers, over two volumes, a comprehensive legal analysis of how to understand the material and mental elements of the crime of aggression as defined at Kampala.



Claus Kreß, Introduction: the crime of aggression and the international legal order

Part I. History
1. Kirsten Sellars, World War I, Wilhelm II and article 227: the origin of the idea of 'aggression' in international criminal law
2. Carrie McDougall, The crimes against peace precedent
3. Kirsten Sellars, The legacy of the Tokyo dissents on 'crimes against peace'
4. Thomas Bruha, The General Assembly's definition of the act of aggression
5. Nicolaos Strapatsas, The practice of the Security Council regarding the concept of aggression
6. Dapo Akande, Antonios Tzanakopoulos, The International Court of Justice and the concept of aggression
7. James Crawford, The International Law Commission's work on aggression
8. Roger S. Clark, Negotiations on the Rome Statute (1995–1998)
Part II. Theory
9. Larry May, Just war theory and the crime of aggression
10. Florian Jeßberger, The modern doctrinal debate on the crime of aggression
11. Astrid Reisinger Coracini, Pål Wrange, The specificity of the crime of aggression
12. William Schabas, Aggression and international human rights law
Part III. Crime of Aggression under Current International Law
13. Leena Grover, Interpreting the crime of aggression
14. Claus Kreß, The state conduct element
15. Roger S. Clark, Individual conduct
16. Roger S. Clark, General principles of international criminal law
17. Stefan Barriga, Niels Blokker, Entry into force and conditions for the exercise of jurisdiction: cross-cutting issues
18. Niels Blokker, Stefan Barriga, Conditions for the exercise of jurisdiction based on Security Council referrals
19. Stefan Barriga, Niels Blokker, Conditions for the exercise of jurisdiction based on state referrals and proprio motu investigations
20. Helmut Kreicker, Immunities
21. Pål Wrange, The crime of aggression, domestic prosecutions and complementarity
22. Eleni Chaitidou, Franziska Eckelmans, Barbara Roche, The judicial function of the pre-trial division
23. Erin Pobjie, Victims of the crime of aggression
Part IV. Crime of Aggression and National Law
24. Ksenija Turković, Maja Munivrana Vajda, Croatia
25. Elisa Hoven, Germany
26. Andres Parmas, Estonia
27. Svetlana Glotova, Russia
28. Roger O'Keefe, United Kingdom


29. Mohamed M. El Zeidy, The Arab world
30. Nina H. B. Jørgensen, Asia
31. Astrid Reisinger Coracini, (Extended) synopsis: the crime of aggression under domestic criminal law
32. Astrid Reisinger Coracini, Selected national laws and regional instruments on the crime of aggression
Part V. Crime of Aggression and the Future World Order

Section 1. Actors' Views
33. Marcel Biato, Marcelo Böhlke, Brazil
34. Zhou Lulu, China
35. Edwige Belliard, France
36. Susanne Wasum-Rainer, Germany
37. Narinder Singh, India
38. Djamchid Momtaz, Esmaeil Baghaei Hamaneh, Iran
39. Roy Schöndorf, Daniel Geron, Israel
40. Ichiro Komatsu, Japan
41. Young Sok Kim, Republic of Korea (South Korea)
42. Rolf Einar Fife, Norway
43. Gennady Kuzmin, Igor Panin, Russia
44. Andre Stemmet, South Africa
45. Christopher Whomersley, United Kingdom
46. Harold Hongju Koh, Todd F. Buchwald, United States
47. Namira Negm, Egypt
48. Noah Weisbord, Civil society
Section 2. Scholarly Reflections
49. Martti Koskenniemi, 'A trap to the innocent…'
50. Jeff McMahan, Unjust war and the crime of aggression
51. Frédéric Mégret, What is the specific evil of aggression?
52. Jens David Ohlin, The crime of bootstrapping
53. David Scheffer, Amending the crime of aggression under the Rome Statute
Benjamin B. Ferencz, Epilogue: the long journey to Kampala - a personal memoir 

 Claus KREß, Stefan BARRIGA (eds.), The Crime of Aggression: A Commentary, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2016 (1488 pp.)

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