Proving Genocide: The High Standards of the International Court of Justice

4 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2015 Last revised: 25 Sep 2016

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

On February 3, 2015, the International Court of Justice rendered a final judgment in Croatian Genocide. As in Bosnian Genocide, the Court failed to justify the high standards of proof it applied to proving the dolus specialis of genocide.

Keywords: International Court of Justice, ICJ, Croatia, Croatian Genocide, Bosnia, Bosnian Genocide, genocide, burden of proof, standard of proof, actus reus, dolus specialis

Suggested Citation

Tzeng, Peter, Proving Genocide: The High Standards of the International Court of Justice (2015). Recent Development, Yale Journal of International Law, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 419-422 (2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2665877

Peter Tzeng (Contact Author)

Foley Hoag LLP ( email )

United States

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