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Prosecuting Serious Human Rights Violations

Anja Seibert-Fohr

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569328
eISBN:
9780191721502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569328.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Criminal Law and Criminology

Criminal punishment is increasingly regarded as a necessary element of human rights protection. There is a growing conviction at the international level that those responsible for the most serious ... More


Peremptory Norms and the Allocation of Jurisdiction to States

Alexander Orakhelashvili

in Peremptory Norms in International Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546114
eISBN:
9780191712203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546114.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on universal criminal jurisdiction and duty to prosecute serious international crimes as incidences of jus cogens, and expands on the available evidence. Universal civil ... More


Duties to Prevent, Investigate, and Redress Human Rights Violations by Private Military and Security Companies: The Role of the Host State

Christine Bakker

in War by Contract: Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, and Private Contractors

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199604555
eISBN:
9780191725180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604555.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the positive human rights obligations of the host states of private military and security companies (PMSCs). It considers the duties to prevent violations; to investigate them ... More


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