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Int'l Court nations to ponder crimes of aggression

Int'l Court nations to ponder crimes of aggression

A top diplomat says the 111 member nations of the International Criminal Court hope to finally agree on how to prosecute leaders responsible for starting illegal wars when they meet next week in Uganda.
Debate over the crime of aggression _ wars that violate the U.N. charter _ is expected to dominate the meeting of the court's governing body, the Assembly of States Parties. The meeting aims to take stock of the accomplishments of the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal since its founding document came into force in 2002.
Human rights organizations on Thursday urged countries to use the two-week conference in the Ugandan capital Kampala to strengthen the court, which has started just two trials since it began.


Updated : 2021-07-30 12:39 GMT+08:00