War Crimes Law Comes of Age: Essays

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Clarendon Press, 1998 - 336 Seiten
In this edited collection, Theodor Meron, the world's most important author on issues of international humanitarian law, brings together a fascinating collection of his essays on war crimes and related areas, together with a new concluding chapter, from which the book takes its title, whichbrings together the themes explored in the essays.The rapid and fundamental developments in the last few years on the establishment of individual criminal responsibility for serious violations of international humanitarian law have been such that now more than ever is an appropriate time to assess their principal features. This book will bewelcomed by all scholars in the field as a useful and significant contribution to our understanding of international humanitarian law.
 

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Shakespeares Henry the Fifth and the Law of War
11
Deportation of Civilians as a War Crime under
142
Geneva Conventions as Customary Law
154
The Time has Come for the United States to Ratify Geneva
175
The Case for War Crimes Trials in Yugoslavia
187
From Nuremberg to The Hague
198
Rape as a Crime under International Humanitarian Law
204
The Normative Impact on International Law of
210
XHI International Criminalization of Internal Atrocities
228
The Continuing Role of Custom in the Formation
262
Lessons from the Balkans
278
War Crimes Law Comes of Age
296
Epilogue
305
Index
319
Urheberrecht

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Since 1978 Theodor Meron has been Professor of International Law at New York University School of Law, specialising in human rights, humanitarian law, international criminal law and law and literature.

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