The Elements of War Crimes will assist the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the interpretation and application of the articles of the ICC Statute defining the crimes under its jurisdiction. These will not only be necessary for the future work of the ICC in interpreting the crimes provisions, but also for national courts, which have primary responsibility in the prosecution of international crimes under the Rome Statute. This commentary provides a critical insight into the travaux prAcparatoires of the Preparatory Commission leading to the adoption of the elements of war crimes. It contains an analysis of existing case law related to each war crime in the Statute. It will provide States, judges, prosecutors and international and national lawyers with key background information to implement international humanitarian law in future cases dealing with war crimes under the ICC. A unique, indispensable tool for prosecuting and defense lawyers working in international criminal law.... purpose of putting the enemy off his guard and then attacking him.1 NB: ac US Air Force Pamphlet 110-31 states: Assassination. Article 23 (b) H R . . . has been construed as prohibiting assassination, proscription or outlawry of an enemy, ... Obviously it does not preclude lawful attacks by lawful combatants on individual soldiers or officers of the enemy.4 ac The US Field Manual and ... 7 March 1994. pp.
|Title||:||Elements of War Crimes under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2003-03-27|