By: Ariela Blatter
Proposals on crime of aggression
Chairman Wenaweser, makes an appeal to states parties to make a deal. In his own words, he presents what has been agreed so far, as well as new text, never seen before, on two outstanding provisions that will be "voted" on in about 15 minutes:...What I am putting forward for your consideration is:
"my best attempt to capture a compromise on this topic, ....I am fully aware that this text does not meet with the suggestion made by any of you and that is in my experience of the nature of a compromise, at this stage of a negotiations. However, I am very much aware of the time. With your help, assistance and spirit of flexibility, we have come very far in our deliberation. I do believe we are very close to adopting a draft resolution on the crime of aggression that would be a very positive contribution to this Review Conference and beyond. I am also of the view that in our consultations so far that we have been able to overcome very significant difficulties and very significant concessions have been made. So I am asking you to consider this text..This is the last the step we can make, if we all can make it, and I am looking to your favorable response."