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

Christine Byron

Abstract

This book provides a critical analysis of the definitions of war crimes and crimes against humanity as construed in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Each crime is discussed from its origins in treaty or customary international law, through developments as a result of the jurisprudence of modern ad hoc or internationalised tribunals, to modifications introduced by the Rome Statute and the Elements of Crimes. The influence of human rights law upon the definition of crimes is discussed, as is the possible impact of State reservations on the underlying treaties that form the b ... More

Keywords: war crimes, crimes against humanity, Rome Statute, International Criminal Court, treaty, customary international law, jurisprudence, internationalised tribunals, Elements of Crimes, human rights law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780719073892
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719073892.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine Byron, author