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The Crime of Aggression in International Criminal Law

Historical Development, Comparative Analysis and Present State

Authors: Sayapin, Sergey

  • Cross-cultural historical overview of the development of the notion of aggression as an internationally wrongful act of State and individual crime
  • Extensive coverage of national jurisdictions with respect to the crime of aggression and other crimes against peace
  • Systemic analysis of the provisions of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court pertaining to the crime of aggression
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Since after the Second World War, the crime of aggression is – along with genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes – a “core crime” under international law. However, despite a formal recognition of aggression as a matter of international criminal law and the reinforcement of the international legal regulation of the use of force by States, numerous international armed conflicts occurred but no one was ever prosecuted for aggression since 1949. This book comprehensively analyses the historical development of the criminalisation of aggression, scrutinises in a detailed manner the relevant jurisprudence of the Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals as well as of the Nuremberg follow-up trials, and makes proposals for a more successful prosecution for aggression in the future. In identifying customary international law on the subject, the volume draws upon a wealth of applicable sources of national criminal law and puts forward a useful classification of States´ legislative approaches towards the criminalisation of aggression at the national level. It also offers a detailed analysis of the current international legal regulation of the use of force and of the Rome Statute´s substantive and procedural provisions pertaining to the exercise of the International Criminal Court´s jurisdiction with respect to the crime of aggression, after 1 January 2017.

About the authors

Sergey Sayapin is Legal Advisor at the Regional Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Central Asia. He earned law degrees from universities in Uzbekistan, the United Kingdom and Germany.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Historical Background of the Criminalization of Aggression

    Sayapin, Sergey

    Pages 3-73

  • Elements of an Act of Aggression: An Overview of Modern International Law and Practice

    Sayapin, Sergey

    Pages 75-144

  • International Legal Foundations of the Individual Criminal Responsibility for the Crime of Aggression

    Sayapin, Sergey

    Pages 147-198

  • The Principal Approaches Towards the Criminalisation of Aggression at the National Level

    Sayapin, Sergey

    Pages 199-252

  • The Crime of Aggression in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

    Sayapin, Sergey

    Pages 253-320

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-6704-927-6
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-6704-926-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Crime of Aggression in International Criminal Law
Book Subtitle
Historical Development, Comparative Analysis and Present State
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T.M.C. Asser PRESS and the author
eBook ISBN
978-90-6704-927-6
DOI
10.1007/978-90-6704-927-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-6704-926-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 334
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