The ‘Gänseliesel’ (Goose Girlis), a historical fountain erected in 1901, represents the most well-known landmark of the city of Goettingen.

The Crime of Aggression After Kampala: Success or Burden for the Future?

Robert Heinsch



The article provides a first evaluation of the results achieved in Kampala. The author focuses on the definition of aggression which was adopted by consensus in Kampala. Apart from providing a detailed analysis of the new Article 8bis of the Rome Statute which defines the crime of aggression, he also gives an overview of the provisions foreseen for the exercise of jurisdiction over this crime contained in Articles 15bis and 15ter. This includes also the difficult relationship between the ICC and the Security Council with regard to the exercise of jurisdiction. In the author's view the Resolution must already be characterized as yet another remarkable achievement iin the field of international criminal law, even though there are some hurdles to cross before the respective amendment will enter into force.


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