The Annexation of Crimea in the Light of the Definition of Aggression. Does Prohibition of Aggression Apply to Russia?
17 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2019
Date Written: 2017
The aim of the article is firstly to assess the role of the USSR as a predecessor of the Russian Federation in defining aggression in international law. Secondly, it is to indicate if the Crimean conflict can be qualified as aggression in light of the definition of aggression adopted by the General Assembly in 1974 (Resolution 3314). Thirdly, taking into account the position of the Russian Federation as a Permanent Member of the United Nations Security Council, an attempt is made to answer a question as to whether prohibition of aggression is and should be applicable to Russia. The question of the effectiveness of international law in relation to Permanent Members of the Security Council will also be addressed.
Keywords: Crimea, Ukraine, Russia, Aggression, crime of aggression, occupation, annexation
JEL Classification: K33
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