Act of 18 December 1998 on the Institute of National Remembrance – Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation As a Ground for Prosecution of Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes and Crimes against Peace

Polish Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 37 (2017), pp. 275-286, 2018

15 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2019

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Karolina Wierczynska

Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences

Date Written: September 2018

Abstract

This article discusses definitions of crimes included into the Act of 18 December 1998 on the Institute of National Remembrance – Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation, and their usefulness in prosecuting individuals who committed international crimes. It is argued that the provisions of the Act cannot constitute a ground for criminal responsibility of individuals, as they violate the principle of nullum crimen sine lege certa.

Keywords: crimes against humanity, crimes against peace, genocide, ICC, ICTR, Institute of National Remembrance, war crimes

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Wierczynska, Karolina, Act of 18 December 1998 on the Institute of National Remembrance – Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation As a Ground for Prosecution of Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes and Crimes against Peace (September 2018). Polish Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 37 (2017), pp. 275-286, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3317925

Karolina Wierczynska (Contact Author)

Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences ( email )

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Warsaw, 00-330
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