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International Criminal Justice at the Yugoslav Tribunal
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International Criminal Justice at the Yugoslav Tribunal: A Judge's Recollection

Mohamed Shahabuddeen

Abstract

International criminal justice has undergone rapid recent development. Since the establishment of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in 1993, and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in the following year, the field has changed beyond recognition. The traditional immunity of presidents or heads of government, prime ministers, and other functionaries acting in an official capacity no longer prevails; the doctrine of superior orders is inapplicable except, where appropriate, as in mitigation; and the gap between international armed conflict and ... More

Keywords: international criminal justice, ICTY, ICTR, immunity, superior orders, mitigation, criminal law, international criminal law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199670826
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670826.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mohamed Shahabuddeen, author
Former Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and the International Court of Justice, and the International Criminal Court

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