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Part A Major Problems of International Criminal Justice, IV International Criminal Trials, The Rationale for International Criminal Justice

Antonio Cassese

From: The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice

Edited By: Antonio Cassese (Editor-in-Chief)

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 October 2020

Why do states increasingly resort to international courts and tribunals to establish the guilt or innocence of individuals charged with serious international crimes such as genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, torture, terrorism, aggression? This question relates to the rationale behind a new trend in international justice that is novel and unique in the world community and represents one of the hallmarks of the modern world. In short, the main reasons for the current blossoming of international criminal justice reside in various convergent factors: the...
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