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Author Meron, Theodor, 1930-

Title War crimes law comes of age : essays / Theodor Meron
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998


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Description ix, 336 pages ; 24 cm
Series Oxford scholarship online. net
Contents I. Medieval and Renaissance Ordinances of War: Codifying Discipline and Humanity -- II. Shakespeare's Henry the Fifth and the Law of War -- III. Crimes and Accountability in Shakespeare -- IV. Common Rights of Mankind in Gentili, Grotius and Suarez -- V. Francis Lieber's Code and Principles of Humanity -- VI. Deportation of Civilians as a War Crime under Customary Law -- VII. Geneva Conventions as Customary Law -- VIII. The Time has Come for the United States to Ratify Geneva Protocol I -- IX. The Case for War Crimes Trials in Yugoslavia -- X. From Nuremberg to The Hague -- XI. Rape as a Crime under International Humanitarian Law -- XII. The Normative Impact on International Law of the International Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia -- XIII. International Criminalization of Internal Atrocities -- XIV. The Continuing Role of Custom in the Formation of International Humanitarian Law -- XV. Answering for War Crimes: Lessons from the Balkans
XVI. Classification of Armed Conflict in the former Yugoslavia: Nicaragua's Fallout -- XVII. War Crimes Law Comes of Age -- Annex. Crimes in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
Summary Professor Meron presents a picture of the evolution of international humanitarian and criminal law, slow at first, but dramatic since the beginning of the atrocities in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. His book will be welcomed by all humanitarian and human rights scholars, by NGOs and by all persons interested in accountability for war crimes, as a useful and significant contribution to our understanding of humanitarian law
Notes Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Description based on print version record
Subject Human rights.
War crimes.
LC no. 98042948
ISBN 0198268564 (hc. : acid-free paper)