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

U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2019-84

Posted: 8 Jul 2019

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Dale Stephens

Adelaide Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics (RUMLAE)

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Stephens, Dale, War Crimes: Increasing Compliance with International Humanitarian Law through International Criminal Law? Authors: Dale Stephens and Thomas Wooden (2018). 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; U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2019-84. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3415261

Dale Stephens (Contact Author)

Adelaide Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics (RUMLAE) ( email )

SA 5005
Australia
+61 (0)8 8313 5937 (Phone)

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