The Lieber Code, Retaliation and the Origins of International Criminal Law

M. Bergsmo et al. (eds), Historical Origins of International Criminal Law: Volume 3 (TOAEP 2015), pp. 299-341

46 Pages Posted: 23 May 2016

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Patryk I. Labuda

Polish Academy of Sciences - Institute of Legal Studies

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

This chapter assesses when and how war crimes trials emerged as the primary method of sanctioning law of war violations. It argues that the rise of individual criminal accountability in the late 19th century should be viewed as a counterpoint to a separate and overlooked process of delegitimizing belligerent reprisals. Taken together, these two phenomena are part of the history of individualizing and humanizing international law in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Suggested Citation

Labuda, Patryk I., The Lieber Code, Retaliation and the Origins of International Criminal Law (2015). M. Bergsmo et al. (eds), Historical Origins of International Criminal Law: Volume 3 (TOAEP 2015), pp. 299-341, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2781681

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