Aggression as a Crime in International and National Criminal Law
Keywords:international crimes, international criminal law, international criminal court, qualification of aggression
The article analyzes the process of international criminalization of the crime of aggression, the role and significance of the Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal for the formation of the modern concept of aggression, compares the definitions of aggression as a punishable offense committed by individuals, according to the Statute of the International Criminal Court, in line with the amendments made in 2010 by the Assembly of States that are Parties to the Court and the corpus delicti of the crime provided in Article 384 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia – "Aggressive War". The correlation developed by the author allows us to offer scientifically grounded recommendations on the qualification of the acts that constitute the crime of aggression, including the cases where it is accompanied by the commission of criminal violations of the laws and customs of conducting military operations.
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