The Crime of Aggression under Customary International Law

Yoram Dinstein*

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSeeking Accountability for the Unlawful Use of Force
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781316941423
ISBN (Print)9781107187535
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes


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