The unfinished work of defining aggression: how many times must the cannonballs fly, before they are forever banned?

Schabas, William A. (2004) The unfinished work of defining aggression: how many times must the cannonballs fly, before they are forever banned? In: The permanent international criminal court: legal and policy issues. McGoldrick, Dominic and Rowe, Peter and Donnelly, Eric, eds. Studies in International Law (5). Hart, Oxford, pp. 123-142. ISBN 1841132810

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Abstract

The International Millitary tribunal at Nurenberg have haunted discussions about prosecution of aggression ever since ever since described the planning and waging of aggressive war as a crime 'of the utmost gravity'. Even at the time there was a ring of uncertainty about these eloquent words. When it came to sentancing Judges themselves implicitly revealed their own doubts as to whether crimes against peace was really the supreme crime. Those who were found guilty of crimes against peace alone were sentanced to life inprisonment, whereas other convicted of crimes against humanity but not crimes against peace were condemned to death and later executed.

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