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War Crimes and the Culture of Peace

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In 1996, Louise Arbour was appointed by the Security Council of the United Nations as Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Reflecting on these experiences, she argues in War Crimes and the Culture of Peace that the level of public awareness and understanding of the significance of these events is minimal in part as a result of the way in which international criminal law is practiced.

Justice Arbour contends that previous...

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Overview

In 1996, Louise Arbour was appointed by the Security Council of the United Nations as Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Reflecting on these experiences, she argues in War Crimes and the Culture of Peace that the level of public awareness and understanding of the significance of these events is minimal in part as a result of the way in which international criminal law is practiced.

Justice Arbour contends that previous efforts to unite concepts of international law and criminal law in the practice of these tribunals are evolving, and suggests that the ties between personal criminal accountability and peace should be central to the decisions made in the future concerning procedural models for the permanent International War Crimes Tribunals. As a result, the public might better understand the context and causes of such crime, and the notion of crime as a breach of the peace would be made central to these trials.

Justice Arbour delivered War Crimes and the Culture of Peace as the fifth annual Senator Keith Davey Lecture at Victoria University at the University of Toronto in January 2001.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802084958
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 5/31/2002
  • Series: Senator Keith Davey Lectures Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 4.95 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Madame Justice Louise Arbour was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1999. She had previously held appointments to the Supreme Court of Ontario and the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and taught in the faculty of Osgoode Hall Law School.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Participants
Opening Remarks: Welcome 3
Introduction 5
The Senator Keith Davey Lecture: War Crimes and the Culture of Peace 13
Concluding Remarks: Closing Remarks 51
Appreciation 53
Biographical Notes 59
Biographical Notes 61
The Senator Keith Davey Lectures 67
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