Chapter 17: International criminal law

A video tutorial from author Gleider Hernández introducing the topics in chapter 17 of International Law

Key points for reflection:

  • Different from most international law as it creates obligations on individuals; States redefined as construction of individuals
  • Despite World War II, no permanent, standing court until 1998 could be agreed upon
  • Sources of ICL based both in public international law and in domestic criminal law
  • Prosecution of War Crimes: from Nuremburg to The Hague: ICTY, ICTR, SCSL, EECC, Rome Statute of the ICC
  • Defining International Crimes
    • Genocide
    • Crimes against humanity
    • War crimes
    • Aggression
  • Principles of Liability
  • Amnesties & Truth/Reconciliation Commissions