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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Russell Tribunal

Marcos Zunino

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 August 2022

Subject(s):
National liberation movements — NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) — International crimes — Violations of the laws or customs of war — International criminal courts and tribunals, procedure — Responsibility of states — Commissions of inquiry

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 The International War Crimes Tribunal (‘Russell Tribunal’ or ‘Tribunal’) was a pioneer of grassroots international adjudication created in 1966 to examine the conduct of the United States and its allies in the Vietnam War. British philosopher Bertrand Russell convened an unofficial tribunal composed of prominent figures, including philosophers, scientists, politicians, writers, and lawyers, to hear evidence related to the Unites States’ intervention in Vietnam and to determine whether international crimes had been committed (International Criminal Law). Unable...
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