War Crimes: Increasing Compliance with International Humanitarian Law through International Criminal Law? Authors: Dale Stephens and Thomas Wooden
War Crimes: increasing compliance with international humanitarian law through international criminal law IN (2018) 'International Criminal Law in Context. Ed Philipp Kastner. Routeledge. U.K p109-129
Posted: 8 Jul 2019
Date Written: 2018
Traditionally, states were held responsible for the actions of their nationals during international armed conflict. Moreover, before the Nuremberg and Tokyo Trials, universal jurisdiction had not yet extended to individual criminal responsibly by an international court. Despite this, it was accepted that states could prosecute their own nationals for crimes committed during wartime, even if committed abroad.
Keywords: war crimes, international humanitarian law, international criminal law
JEL Classification: K33
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