War Crimes Law Comes of Age: Essays

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Clarendon Press, 1998 - Law - 336 pages
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, this book will be welcomed by all scholars in the field as a useful and significant contribution to our understanding of international humanitarian law.
 

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Contents

Codifying Discipline and Humanity
1
Shakespeares Henry the Fifth and the Law of
11
Crimes and Accountability in Shakespeare
67
Common Rights of Mankind in Gentili Grotius and Suārez
122
Francis Liebers Code and Principles of Humanity
131
Deportation of Civilians as a War Crime under Customary Law
142
Geneva Conventions as Customary Law
154
The Time has come for the United States to Ratify Geneva Protocol I
175
The Normative Impact on International Law of the International Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia
210
International Criminalization of Internal Atrocities
228
The Continuing Role of Custom in the Formation of International Humanitarian Law
262
Lessons from the Balkans
278
Nicaraguas Fallout
286
War Crimes Law Comes of Age
296
Epilogue
305
Crimes in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
310

The Case for War Crimes Trials in Yugoslavia
187
From Nuremberg to The Hague
198
Rape as a Crime under International Humanitarian Law
204

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About the author (1998)


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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