International Criminal Court (ICC)

Tiptoeing Closer to the Crime of Aggression

By David Bosco
Friday, March 4, 2016, 3:57 PM

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. As discussed here and here, the looming activation of the aggression amendments has created considerable concern in Washington.