NEWS: German Parliament (Bundestag) approves ratification of Kampala amendments

German Parliament (Bundestag) approves ratification of Kampala amendments: The German Parliament’s lower house (Bundestag) unanimously approved the ratification of the Kampala amendments on the crime of aggression and on war crimes. The speakers in the debate stressed Germany’s historic legacy to prevent future crimes of aggression and thus favored a swift completion of the ratification process. One speaker highlighted the contribution of Liechtenstein and the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression. The ratification bill will now go to the upper house of Parliament (Bundesrat) and will then be signed by the President. The deposit of the ratification instrument at the United Nations is expected in early 2013. The full transcript of the reading in German is available here.

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