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.theguardian - 5 month ago

ICC crime of aggression comes into effect without key signatories

UK lobbied for delay in law under which leaders could be prosecuted for going to warA crime of aggression, under which politicians and military leaders can be held individually responsible for invasions and other major attacks, comes into force at the international criminal court, reviving global legal powers last exercised at the Nuremburg and Tokyo war crimes trials of the 1940s.Claims alleging that armed force has been used against the “sovereignty, territorial integrity or political independence” of ano

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