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    The Kampala Compromise on the Crime of Aggression – Legal Intricacies and Policy Implications

    On Tuesday 1st March 2011, the Richard Price Centre, School of Law, Swansea University will welcome Professor Claus Kress to give a lecture on The Kampala Compromise on the Crime of Aggression – Legal Intricacies and Policy Implications.


    Title: The Kampala Compromise on the Crime of Aggression – Legal Intricacies and Policy Implications  

    Speaker: Professor Claus Kress, Professor of Criminal Law and Public International Law and Director of the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at Cologne University


    Date: Tuesday 1st March 2011 

    Time: 5pm

    Venue: The Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building, Swansea University

    Admission: Free, all welcome 

    Lecture information: The word ‘historic’ suffers from inflation. The adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in 1998, however, deserves this attribute and so does the adoption by the First Review Conference on this Statute of the package proposal on the crime of aggression on 11 June 2010 in Kampala. The latter decision concludes decades of preparatory work and completes the Rome Statute. The speaker will set out the key pillars of the compromise from an insider's perspective and will place them into their broader international law and policy context. 


    Speaker biography: Professor Claus Kress (Dr. jur. Cologne; LL.M. Cantab.) is Professor of Criminal Law and Public International Law. He is Director of the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at Cologne University where he holds the Chair for German, European and International Criminal Law as well as International Peace and Security Law and the Law of Armed Conflict.

    His prior practice was in the German Federal Ministry of Justice on matters of criminal law and international law. Since 1998 he represents Germany in the negotiations regarding the International Criminal Court.

    He was member of the Expert Group on the German Code of Crimes under International Law (2000/2001). He acted as War Crimes Expert for the Prosecutor General for East Timor (2001), as Head of the ICC’s Drafting Committee for the Regulations of the Court (2004) and as a sub-coordinator and focal point in the negotiations on the crime of aggression.


    If you are interested in attending this lecture please contact Professor Volker Roeben, Tel: 01792 602723, or email: V.Roeben@swansea.ac.uk, or Dr Helen Quane, Tel: 01792 295113, or email: H.Quane@swansea.ac.uk, at the School of Law, Swansea University.

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