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International Criminal Court (ICC)

Tiptoeing Closer to the Crime of Aggression

This week, El Salvador became the 124th member of the International Criminal Court (ICC). As it joined the court, the Salvadoran government also became the 28th country to ratify the Rome Statute amendments regarding the crime of aggression. With two additional ratifications, the world will clear the first important hurdle on the path to the international criminalization of aggression.

International Law

The ICC Prosecutor Takes on the Russia-Georgia Conflict

Earlier this week, the the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, sought to open an investigation of possible crimes in Georgia. Her focus is the August 2008 fighting that took place there between Russian forces, the Georgian government, and Georgian separatists. Several aspects of the prosecutor's move deserve attention.

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