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The Making of International Criminal JusticeThe View from the Bench: Selected Speeches$
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Theodor Meron

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199608935

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608935.001.0001

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Customary Humanitarian Law: From the Academy to the Courtroom

Customary Humanitarian Law: From the Academy to the Courtroom

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(p.28) 3 Customary Humanitarian Law: From the Academy to the Courtroom
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The Making of International Criminal Justice
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Theodor Meron

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608935.003.0003

Customary international law has effectively moved from the domain of academia to the courtroom. Customary international law now comes up in almost every international court and tribunal, in almost every case, and frequently has an impact on the outcome. International courts ranging from the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes arbitral tribunals to the regional human rights courts have pronounced on important issues of customary international law in recent years. This chapter begins by discussing the application of customary international law by non-criminal international bodies, such as the ICJ. It then turns to the application of customary international law by international criminal tribunals, particularly in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. It also considers applications by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, and the International Criminal Court. The chapter concludes with some final reflections on the future of customary humanitarian law.

Keywords:   customary international law, jurisprudence, international criminal tribunals, international courts, former Yugoslavia, humanitarian law

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