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War Crimes Law Comes of Age

Theodor MeronCharles L Denison Professor of Law, New York University, USA

ISBN13: 9780198268567
ISBN: 0198268564
Published: July 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £137.50

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, which brings 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 be welcomed by all scholars in the field as a useful and significant contribution to our understanding of international humanitarian law.

Medieval and renaissance ordinances of war: codifying discipline and humanity; Shakespeare's Henry V and the law of war; Crimes and accountability in Shakespeare; Common rights of mankind in Gentili, Grotius and Suarez; Francis Lieber's code and principles of humanity; Deportation of civilians as a war crime under customary law; Geneva Conventions as customary law; The time has come for the United States to ratify Geneva Protocol I; The case for war crimes in Yugoslavia; From Nuremberg to the Hague; Rape as a crime under international humanitarian law; The normative impact of the international tribunal for former Yugoslavia; International criminalization of internal atrocities; The continuing role of custom in the formation of international humanitarian law; Answering for war crimes: lessons from the Balkans; Classification of armed conflict in former Yugoslavia: Nicaragua's fallout; War crimes law comes of age