NEWS: Cyprus ratifies crime of aggression amendments

Cyprus ratifies crime of aggression amendments: Ioannis Kasoulides, foreign minister of Cyprus, deposited his country’s instrument of ratification of the Kampala amendments with the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations today. Cyprus is the 8th State Party to ratify the amendments. It is the 2nd State from Asia and the 4th Member of the European Union that has completed the process. Upon activation of the amendments in 2017, the ICC will be the first international court since the International Military Tribunals in Nuremberg and Tokyo to hold individuals responsible for the crime of aggression.

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