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International Criminal Court: Jurisdiction over Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes, including the Legal Regulation of the Crime of Aggression

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Popis The monograph discusses the operation of a relatively new international judicial institution, with regard to its role as a guardian of international criminal justice. Firstly, the circumstances are dealt with that led the international community to the conclusion that it was necessary to create a permanent International Criminal Court. Next, the content of the Rome Statute is discussed as it is the founding treaty of the Court, especially its jurisdiction covering crimes under international law, namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The work analyses not only the advantages of the existence of the Court, but also the relevant arguments of the states which are opposed to it. The real functioning of the Court is demonstrated through examples of the situations which the Court is currently investigating. The work also deals with the results of a Review Conference and the new definition of the crime of aggression which was adopted by the states parties. The crime concerned may be included in the Court’s jurisdiction but not before 2017. The analysis of the wording of the new crime is focussed on the relatively limited jurisdiction of the Court over the crime of aggression, the specific conditions regarding the exercise of jurisdiction and the related role of the UN Security Council.
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