Accountability for Violations of International Humanitarian Law

Accountability for Violations of International Humanitarian Law

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International criminal adjudication, together with the prosecution and appropriate punishment of offenders at a national level, remains the most effective means of enforcing International Humanitarian Law. This book considers the various issues emanating from present-day breaches of norms of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and the question of how impunity for such breaches can be tackled. Honouring the work of Timothy McCormack, Professor of International Law at the University of Melbourne and a world renowned expert on IHL and International Criminal Law, contributors of the book explore the interplay between the rules governing accountability for violations of IHL and other areas of law that impact the prosecution of war crimes, including international criminal law, human rights law, arms control law, constitutional law and national criminal law. In providing a contemporary consideration of the various issues emerging from present-day breaches of norms of IHL, especially in light of growing interest in a€˜fragmentationa€™ and a€˜normative pluralisma€™, this book will be of great use and interest to students and researchers in public international law, international law, and conflict studies.One author who has done significant work in reflecting upon the best methods to ensure accountability for the norms found within IHL outside the process of prosecution is Hugo Slim. In his book Killing ... 52 UNGA (60th session) 2005 World Summit Outcome (15 September 2005) UNDoc A/Res/60/1 http:// ment; UNGA (63rdanbsp;...

Title:Accountability for Violations of International Humanitarian Law
Author:Jadranka Petrovic
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-06-26


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