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Judging War Criminals

by Y. Beigbeder

Judging War Criminals Synopsis

In June 1998, diplomats met in Rome to draft the Statute of an International Criminal Court. Based on the precedents of the Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals and of the War Crimes Tribunals for Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the new Court will judge individuals, not States. Unpunished mass slaughters have occurred in many countries. National justice is often ineffective. Truth and reconciliation commissions complement but do not replace justice. International 'Peoples' Tribunals have no international legitimacy. It is hoped that a permanent, international criminal court may combat impunity and deter more crimes.

Judging War Criminals Press Reviews

'In his latest offering, Judging War Criminals: The Politics of International Justice , Beigbeder brings his wealth of experience and obvious passion for justice to bear on an in-depth study and analysis of the development of individual responsibility in international criminal law...Beigbeder achieves a laudable symmetry between promoting his vision for international justice, sharing his rich experience and insight, and providing a rigorous analysis of the development of individual responsibility in international criminal law.' - Estelle Dehon, Politikon

Book Information

ISBN: 9780333681534
Publication date: 21st December 1998
Author: Y. Beigbeder
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 230 pages
Categories: Treaties & other sources of international law, War crimes, International humanitarian law,

About Y. Beigbeder

YVES BEIGBEDER, M.Sc.Ed, PhD. (Public Law), was legal secretary to the French Judge at the Military War Criminals Tribunal in Nuremberg in 1946. Since 1986, he has lectured on international organizations and administration for UNITAR as a Senior Fellow, and for Universities in Paris, Geneva and North America. He currently teaches at Webster University in Geneva. He has written several books and articles on UN and other international organizations, on international administration and on the international civil service.

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