The crime of aggression in international law is an extrapolation of an earlier concept of crimes against peace. Whatever designation is preferred, the gravamen is the same: individual penal accountability for acts committed on behalf of a State. In terms of the sphere of application of the crime of aggression and crimes against peace, this Chapter will show that – while the semantics have changed – the difference between them is more apparent than real.
|Title of host publication||Seeking Accountability for the Unlawful Use of Force|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of pages||18|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2018|