The Travaux Preparatoires of the Crime of Aggression
The Travaux Preparatoires of the Crime of Aggression contains a complete documentation of the fifteen years of negotiations which led up to the historic adoption of the amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court at the 2010 Review Conference in Kampala. Arranged chronologically, it includes all relevant official Chairman's drafts, non-papers, country proposals, meeting reports and summary records, as well as selected unpublished materials and transcripts from the dramatic negotiations at the Review Conference. Three introductory articles, each written from the perspective of an insider, put the Kampala compromise into context and explore the amendments on the crime of aggression, their negotiation history and the intentions of the drafters.
- Electronic book text | 876 pages
- 07 Mar 2012
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
About Stefan Barriga
Claus Kress is Professor of Criminal Law and Public International Law and Director of the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at Cologne University. Previously, he practised in the German Federal Ministry of Justice on matters of criminal law and international law and has represented Germany in the negotiations regarding the International Criminal Court since 1998. Stefan Barriga served as the principal legal advisor to the chief negotiators on the crime of aggression from 2003 to 2010 and is widely acknowledged as the main expert in charge of the drafting of the Working Group's proposals, papers and reports during that period. He is now the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the United Nations in New York.
'This volume will undoubtedly contribute to a better understanding of the complexities of the Kampala compromise. Suffice it to say, the road does not end at Kampala, and the landmark of the compromise has been encapsulated excellently in this comprehensive scholarly commentary,which serves as an essential foundation upon which the rest of the journey can continue.' Meagan Wong, Journal of Conflict and Security Law
Table of contents
Part I. Introduction to the Negotiation History: 1. Negotiating the amendments on the crime of aggression; 2. Negotiating the elements of the crime of aggression; 3. Negotiating the understandings on the crime of aggression; Part II. Amendments to the Rome Statute on the Crime of Aggression; Part III. Select Historic Documents (1945-96); Part IV. Travaux Preparatoires (1995-2010); Part V. Index of Travaux Preparatoires.