War Crimes Law Comes of Age: Essays

Hardcover | December 1, 1998

byTheodor Meron

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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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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 ess...

Theodor Meron is Professor of International Law at New York University School of Law, specialising in human rights, humanitarian law, international criminal law and law and literature.
Format:HardcoverPublished:December 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198268564

ISBN - 13:9780198268567

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Table of Contents

Medieval and renaissance ordinances of war: codifying discipline and humanityShakespeare's Henry V and the law of warCrimes and accountability in ShakespeareCommon rights of mankind in Gentili, Grotius and SuarezFrancis Lieber's code and principles of humanityDeportation of civilians as a war crime under customary lawGeneva Conventions as customary lawThe time has come for the United States to ratify Geneva Protocol IThe case for war crimes in YugoslaviaFrom Nuremberg to the HagueRape as a crime under international humanitarian lawThe normative impact of the international tribunal for former YugoslaviaInternational criminalization of internal atrocitiesThe continuing role of custom in the formation of international humanitarian lawAnswering for war crimes: lessons from the BalkansClassification of armed conflict in former Yugoslavia: Nicaragua's falloutWar crimes law comes of age

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`For those who have read Meron's works previously this book places the most significant pieces in one handy volume. FOr those who have not, it is essential reading for those who wish to understand how the current position has been reached.'Peter Rowe, International and Comparative Law Quarterly