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The Activation of the Crime of Aggression in Perspective


The Activation of the Crime of Aggression in Perspective In its final hours soon after midnight of 14 December 2017, the 16th Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court decided to activate the Court‘s jurisdiction over the crime of aggression. This is the effect …

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Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Adopted and opened for signature and ratification by General Assembly resolution 2106 (XX) of 21 December 1965 entry into force 4 January 1969, in accordance with Article 19 The States Parties to this Convention, Considering that the Charter of the United Nations is based on the principles of the dignity …

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Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

TREATY ON THE NON-PROLIFERATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS The States concluding this Treaty, hereinafter referred to as the “Parties to the Treaty”, Considering the devastation that would be visited upon all mankind by a nuclear war and the consequent need to make every effort to avert the danger of such a …

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Protocol on the Abolition of the Death Penalty (1990)

(Adopted at Asunción, Paraguay, on June 8, 1990, at the twentieth regular session of the General Assembly) PREAMBLE THE STATES PARTIES TO THIS PROTOCOL, CONSIDERING: That Article 4 of the American Convention on Human Rights recognizes the right to life and restricts the application of the death penalty; That everyone …

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Convention against the Taking of Hostages

THE STATES PARTIES to this Convention, HAVING IN MIND the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations concerning the maintenance of international peace and security and the promotion of friendly relations and co-operation among States, RECOGNIZING in particular that everyone has the right to life, liberty and …

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