The Human Dimension of International Law: Selected Papers of Antonio Cassese

Hardcover | June 1, 2008

byAntonio CasseseEditorPaola Gaeta, Salvatore Zappala

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This book collects together the most important papers of Antonio Cassese, the first President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and chairman of the UN Commission of Inquiry into the crimes committed in Darfur.Written over a period of 25 years, from 1974 to 2001, the papers chart the development of Cassese's thought on the central issues that have shaped his life's work: the laws relating to armed conflict, respect of individual rights and the prosecution of individuals for international crimes.Emerging from the papers is Cassese's vision of the individual and human dignity as the lynchpin of the international legal system, and the need to balance the fact of statehood as an essential feature of modern international society with the protection of individual rights.In a new paper, written especially for the collection, Cassese looks back over the development of his understanding of international law and presents his current view of the issues discussed throughout the volume. The volume also features an exhaustive bibliography of Cassese's publications, andbiographical notes from Cassese's colleagues.By gathering together the most important writings of one of the pre-eminent figures in contemporary international criminal justice, this collection provides not only the definitive statement of Cassese's thought, but a unique insight into some of the key developments in international law over thelast quarter of the twentieth century.

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This book collects together the most important papers of Antonio Cassese, the first President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and chairman of the UN Commission of Inquiry into the crimes committed in Darfur.Written over a period of 25 years, from 1974 to 2001, the papers chart the development of Cassese...

Antonio Cassese (1937), Professor of International Law, University of Florence; former President of the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture; former Judge and President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; Chairman of the UN International Commission of Enquiry into Violations of Human ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:642 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.44 inPublished:June 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The Human Dimension of WarsA. General1. Current trends in the Development of the Law of Armed Conflict2. The Martens Clause: Half a Loaf or Simply Pie in the Sky?3. The Impact of Revolutions on International LawB. Classes of Wars and Belligerents4. Wars of National Liberation and Humanitarian Law5. Civil War and International Law6. The Spanish Civil War and the Development of Customary Law Concerning Internal Armed Conflicts7. The Status of Rebels under the 1977 Geneva Protocol on Non-International Armed ConflictsC. Means of Warfare8. The Prohibition of Indiscriminate Means of Warfare9. Weapons Causing Unnecessary Suffering: Are They Prohibited?10. Means of Warfare: the Traditional and the New LawD. Military Occupation11. Powers and Duties of an Occupant in Relation to Land and Natural Resources12. Legal Considerations on the International Status of Jerusalem2. Our Common RightsA. Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatments13. Prohibition of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment14. Can the Notion of Inhuman and Degrading Treatment Be Applied to Socio-Economic Conditions?15. A New Approach to Human Rights: The European Convention for the Prevention of Torture16. The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment Comes of AgeB. Economic Assistance and Human Rights17. Foreign Economic Assistance and Respect for Civil and Political Rights: Chile-A Case Study18. Foreign Economic Assistance and Human Rights: Two Different Approaches19. A "Contribution" of the West to the Struggle against Hunger: the Nestle affair3. Fighting State and Individual CriminalityA. State "Criminality" v. Individual's Criminal Liability20. Remarks on the Present Legal Regulation of Crimes of States21. Reflections on International Criminal JusticeB. International Crimes of Individuals22. The International Community, Terrorism and Human Rights23. Terrorism is also disrupting some Crucial Legal Categories of International Law24. Crimes against Humanity: Comments on Some Problematical AspectsC. Respondeat Superior v. Subordinates' Liability25. Abraham and Antigone - Two Conflicting ImperativesD. New Developments in International Criminal Justice26. The Statute of the International Criminal Court: Some Preliminary Reflections