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Mr. Claus Kress

Mr. Claus Kress
Professor and Director
Institute of International Peace and Security Law
University of Cologne

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Criminal Law and Procedure
International Crimes
The Crime of Aggression under
International Law
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Criminal Law and Procedure
International Crimes
The Crime of Aggression under International Law
A. Legal Instruments

Kellogg-Briand Pact, Paris, 27 August 1928.

Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

Agreement for the Prosecution and Punishment of the Major War Criminals of the European Axis, and Charter of the International Military Tribunal, London, 8 August 1945, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 82, p. 280.

Charter of the International Military Tribunal, Annex to the Agreement for the prosecution and punishment of the major war criminals of the European Axis, London, 8 August 1945, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 82, p. 284.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, New York, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 999, p. 171.

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, New York, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 993, p. 3.

Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 2 of Security Council resolution 808 (1993) (S/25704), 3 May 1993.

Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Security Council resolution 955 (1994) of 8 November 1994.

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Rome, 17 July 1998, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2187, p. 3.

B. Jurisprudence

International Military Tribunal for the Far East, Tokyo War Crimes Trial, Dissenting Opinion of Justice Pal, 4 November 1948.

C. Documents

Resolution RC/Res.6 of the Review Conference of the Rome Statute, 11 June 2010.

Commission on the Responsibility of the Authors of the War and on Enforcement of Penalties, Report presented to the Preliminary Peace Conference, 29 March 1919, American Journal of International Law, vol. 14, pp. 95-154.

General Assembly Resolution 3314 (XXIX) of 14 December 1974 (Definition of Aggression).

D. Doctrine

V. Pella, La guerre d’agression et la constitution d’un droit répressif des nations, Union Interparlementaire, Geneva, 1925.