War Crimes Law Comes of Age: Essays

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In this edited collection, Theodor Meron, the world's most important author on issues of international humanitarian law, brings together a fascinating collection of his essays on war crimes and related areas. Together with a new concluding chapter, this book will be welcomed by all scholars in the field as a useful and significant contribution to our understanding of international humanitarian law.
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Overview


In this edited collection, Theodor Meron, the world's most important author on issues of international humanitarian law, brings together a fascinating collection of his essays on war crimes and related areas. Together with a new concluding chapter, this book will be welcomed by all scholars in the field as a useful and significant contribution to our understanding of international humanitarian law.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198268567
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Pages: 352
  • Lexile: 1770L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Since 1978 Theodor Meron has been Professor of International Law at New York University School of Law, specialising in human rights, humanitarian law, international criminal law and law and literature.

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Table of Contents

Medieval and renaissance ordinances of war: codifying discipline and humanity
Shakespeare's Henry V and the law of war
Crimes and accountability in Shakespeare
Common rights of mankind in Gentili, Grotius and Suàrez
Francis Lieber's code and principles of humanity
Deportation of civilians as a war crime under customary law
Geneva Conventions as customary law
The time has come for the United States to ratify Geneva Protocol I
The case for war crimes in Yugoslavia
From Nuremberg to the Hague
Rape as a crime under international humanitarian law
The normative impact of the international tribunal for former Yugoslavia
International criminalization of internal atrocities
The continuing role of custom in the formation of international humanitarian law
Answering for war crimes: lessons from the Balkans
Classification of armed conflict in former Yugoslavia: Nicaragua's fallout
War crimes law comes of age

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