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The Role of Other International Crimes

Dr. David Nersessian

in Genocide and Political Groups

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199588909
eISBN:
9780191594557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588909.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter explores the relationship between genocide and other offences under international law, focusing on crimes against humanity (e.g., extermination, torture, and other forms of group ... More


International Criminal Law

Andrew Altman and Christopher Heath Wellman

in A Liberal Theory of International Justice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199564415
eISBN:
9780191721434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564415.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

The development of a system of international criminal law is especially important so that instances of widespread or systematic human rights abuses may be prosecuted before tribunals other than those ... More


Using Custom to Reconceptualize Crimes Against Humanity

Larissa van den Herik

in Judicial Creativity at the International Criminal Tribunals

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199591466
eISBN:
9780191595585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591466.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the customary international law basis for the development of the definition of crimes against humanity before the ad hoc Tribunals. It argues that the approach taken by the ad ... More


Crimes against humanity

Christine Byron

in War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073892
eISBN:
9781781701942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073892.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter begins with a brief background to crimes against humanity. It then discusses Article 7(1) covering the origins and development Article 7(1)(a) Murder; Article 7(1)(b) Extermination; ... More


Crimes Against Humanity

Kevin Jon Heller

in The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the Origins of International Criminal Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199554317
eISBN:
9780191728624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554317.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses the tribunals' interpretation of the crimes against humanity provision in Law No. 10. Sections 1–3 examine the three categories of crimes against humanity that were discussed ... More


The Differing Concepts of War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity in International Criminal Law

Bing Bing Jia

in The Reality of International Law: Essays in Honour of Ian Brownlie

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268376
eISBN:
9780191683510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268376.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the concepts of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the context of international criminal law. It analyses whether there is a customary rule that allows for charges of war ... More


Genocide and Political Groups

David L. Nersessian

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199588909
eISBN:
9780191594557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588909.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This book provides an examination of the crime of genocide in connection with political groups. It offers an empirical study of the current status of political groups under customary international ... More


A Jurisdictional Theory of International Crimes

Alejandro Chehtman

in The Philosophical Foundations of Extraterritorial Punishment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199603404
eISBN:
9780191725173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603404.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter presents a jurisdictional theory of international crimes. It argues that the defining feature of the concept of an international crime is that it warrants conferring upon at least some ... More


Why against humanity?

Norman Geras

in Crimes Against Humanity: Birth of a Concept

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082412
eISBN:
9781781702086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082412.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes the meaning of the claim that there are crimes that are said to be against humanity. That meaning is not transparently obvious, and it examines several ways in which it has been ... More


Crimes against Humanity in the Statutes of the ad hoc Tribunals

Guénaél Mettraux

in International Crimes and the Ad Hoc Tribunals

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207541
eISBN:
9780191709203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207541.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The ad hoc tribunals created for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia have had an immense influence on the law of crimes against humanity. In essence, the definition of crimes against humanity as ... More


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