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The essence of the crime of aggression lies in the violation by one State of the hypostasis of another State, its territorial and political sovereignty. Articles 15 bis and 15 ter establish the parameters of the Court's jurisdiction in relation to the crime of aggression and the prerequisites for its assumption and exercise. The reference is made to distinct features of the two articles with regard to the exercise of the jurisdiction of the Court in relation to States Parties referrals and proprio motu powers of the Prosecutor, on the one hand and the exercise of jurisdiction in relation to referrals by the Security Council on the other.

Keywords: Article 15 bis; Article 15 ter; security council



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