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

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780719073892

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719073892.001.0001

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War crimes (I): grave breaches

War crimes (I): grave breaches

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

Christine Byron

Manchester University Press

This chapter discusses Article 8(1) and Article 8(2) of the Rome Statue. The discussion of Article 8(1) covers jurisdiction in respect of war crimes and differentiation between international and non-international armed conflicts under the Rome Statute. The discussion of Article 8(2) covers Article 8(2)(a) Persons or property protected under the ‘grave breach’ provisions of the Geneva Conventions; Article 8(2)(a)(i) Wilful killing; Article 8(2)(a)(ii) Torture or inhuman treatment; Article 8(2)(a)(iii) Wilfully causing great suffering; Article 8(2)(a)(iv) Destruction and appropriation of property; Article 8(2)(a)(v) Compelling service in hostile forces; Article 8(2)(a)(vi) Denying a fair trial; Article 8(2)(a)(vii) Unlawful deportation or confinement; and Article 8(2)(a)(viii) Taking of hostages.

Keywords:   war crimes, armed conflict, Rome Statute, Article 8, Geneva Conventions, grave breach

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