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War Crimes in Internal Armed Conflicts


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  • Author: Eve La Haye, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Date Published: July 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521132275

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  • Does international law make individuals responsible for perpetrating war crimes during internal armed conflicts? Eve La Haye explores the content of international criminal law applicable in such conflicts and questions the 1995 finding of the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia that responsibility could be enforced on the basis of customary international law. This finding is evaluated with regard to state practice and the practice of international organisations. The means to enforce individual criminal responsibility for such crimes are also investigated. The states on whose territory the crimes took place have sometimes tried such perpetrators, but can other states prosecute perpetrators of war crimes under the principle of universal jurisdiction? The applicability of universal jurisdiction to war crimes committed in civil wars and the practice of domestic courts are examined, alongside the role and achievements of prosecutions carried out by international courts and tribunals.

    • Dedicated exclusively to single major development in the laws of armed conflict in the last twelve years
    • Extensive review of state practice gives the reader access to a wealth of material including national legislation, national case law and practice of international organizations
    • Offers critical analysis of the ICTY and ICTR case law, as well as their achievements and failures in the prosecution of war crimes committed in internal armed conflicts
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    • Winner of the 2008 Lieber Prize

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521132275
    • length: 448 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Towards a workable definition of internal armed conflicts
    2. The laws and customs of war applicable in internal armed conflicts
    3. The regime of war crimes
    4. Individual criminal responsibility for war crimes committed in internal armed conflicts
    5. National prosecutions of war criminals and internal armed conflicts
    6. International prosecutions of war criminals and internal armed conflicts.

  • Author

    Eve La Haye, International Committee of the Red Cross
    Eve La Haye is a former Associate Legal Officer of the Appeals Chamber of the ICTY and is now Legal Advisor at the International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva.


    • Winner of the 2008 Lieber Prize

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