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Volume II, s.10 Final Analysis and Suggestions, 51 International Criminal Justice: From Darkness to Light

Robert Badinter

From: The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Edited By: Professor Antonio Cassese, Professor Paola Gaeta, Mr John R.W.D. Jones

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 January 2021

Crimes against humanity — Genocide — War crimes — Sovereignty
In the history of criminal justice, the ICC marks a considerable advance in the struggle against impunity for crimes against humanity. While the concepts of crimes against humanity, genocide, and war crimes have long been criminalized in national and international criminal law, the twentieth century will nonetheless remain emblazoned on mankind’s collective memory as one in which these crimes were committed on an unprecedented scale. At the dawn of that century, distinguished voices proclaimed that it would be one of peace, international arbitration to prevent or...
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