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International Crimes and the Ad Hoc Tribunals
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International Crimes and the Ad Hoc Tribunals

Guénaël Mettraux

Abstract

The contribution of the ad hoc tribunals to international criminal law and international justice has been manifold, both academically and historically, and they will continue to influence the findings and decisions of many other courts (both domestic and international), provoking discussion for many years to come. This volume provides the first comprehensive analysis of the law of international crimes as applied by the ad hoc tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. This book examines the legal and historical significance of some of the most important judicial developments to occur in t ... More

Keywords: ad hoc tribunals, former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, international law, ratione materiae, ratione personae, criminal law, international justice, war crimes, genocide

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199207541
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207541.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Guénaël Mettraux, author
Defense Counsel ICTY

Contents

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PART I SUBJECT-MATTER JURISDICTION OF THE AD HOC TRIBUNALS AND APPLICABLE LAW

Part II SERIOUS VIOLATIONS OF THE LAWS OR CUSTOMS OF WAR: ‘WAR CRIMES’

Part III CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY1

PART IV GENOCIDE

PART V PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL CRIMES AND INDIVIDUAL CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY

PART VI DISTINGUISHING GENOCIDE, WAR CRIMES, AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY: CUMULATIVE CHARGING AND CUMULATIVE CONVICTIONS

PART VII SENTENCING INTERNATIONAL CRIMES

PART VIII CONCLUSIONS