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XI Lessons Learned

Sean D Murphy, Won Kidane, Thomas R. Snider

From: Litigating War: Mass Civil Injury and the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission

Sean D Murphy, Won Kidane, Thomas R Snider

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 June 2022

Violations of the laws or customs of war — Prisoners of war — Reparation
Many have noted that the second half of the 20th century was a period in which human rights were suddenly taken up and codified in a systematic manner at the global1 and regional level.2 In a similar vein, though the laws of war had important antecedents prior to World War II, they too experienced an extraordinary codification during the post-war period, especially with the enactment of the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their two 1977 Protocols.3 Importantly, in this same time period, governments became much more receptive to mechanisms for accountability in their...
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