ICC-ASP/4/32, Annex II.A Report on the Informal Intersessional Meeting at Princeton (2005)

I. Introduction

1. At the invitation of the Government of Liechtenstein and pursuant to a recommendation by the Assembly of States Parties, an informal inter-sessional meeting of the Special Working Group on the Crime of Aggression was held at the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, New Jersey, United States, from 13 to 15 June 2005. Invitations to participate in the meeting had been sent to all States as well as to representatives of civil society. Ambassador Christian Wenaweser (Liechtenstein) chaired the meeting. The agenda of the meeting is contained in annex II.

2. The participants in the informal inter-sessional meeting expressed their appreciation to the Governments of Germany, Finland, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands and Switzerland for the financial support they had provided for the meeting and to the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University for hosting the event.

3. The present document does not necessarily represent the views of the Governments that the participants represent. It seeks to reflect conclusions and opinions regarding different issues pertaining to the crime of aggression; and it is understood that these issues will have to be reassessed in light of further work on the crime of aggression. It is hoped that the material in the present document will facilitate the work of the Special Working Group on the Crime of Aggression.


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