Elements of War Crimes under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court : Sources and Commentary.

By: Dörmann, KnutContributor(s): Doswald-Beck, Louise | Kolb, RobertPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003Copyright date: ©2003Description: 1 online resource (586 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780511148934Subject(s): Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court--(1998)Genre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Elements of War Crimes under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court : Sources and CommentaryDDC classification: 341.69 LOC classification: K5301 .D64 2003Online resources: Click to View
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Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword by Dr Jakob Kellenberger -- Foreword by Philippe Kirsch, QC -- Table of cases by alphabetical order -- Table of cases by jurisdiction -- European Commission of Human Rights -- European Commission of Human Rights and Committee of Ministers -- European Court of Human Rights -- Inter-American Commission on Human Rights -- Inter-American Court of Human Rights -- International Court of Justice -- International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia -- International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda -- Mixed Arbitral Tribunals -- United Nations Human Rights Committee -- Leipzig Trials -- War Crimes Trials after the Second World War -- National courts -- Table of treaties and other international instruments -- 1868 -- 1899 -- 1907 -- 1919 -- 1923 -- 1925 -- 1926 -- 1929 -- 1935 -- 1945 -- 1948 -- 1949 -- 1950 -- 1954 -- 1956 -- 1966 -- 1969 -- 1972 -- 1975 -- 1976 -- 1977 -- 1979 -- 1980 -- 1981 -- 1984 -- 1985 -- 1989 -- 1993 -- 1994 -- 1995 -- 1996 -- 1997 -- 1998 -- 1999 -- Abbreviations -- 1. Introduction -- General background -- Background to this commentary -- Working method -- This commentary's purpose -- Acknowledgements -- 2. Legal value of the elements of crimes -- 3. General Introduction adopted by the PrepCom -- 4. Introduction to elements of war crimes listed in Article 8 of the Rome Statute -- 5. Article 8(2)(a) ICC Statute - Grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions -- 5.1. Elements common to all crimes under Article 8(2)(a) ICC Statute -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- (1) CONTEXTUAL ELEMENTS -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis -- (2) PROTECTED PERSONS/OBJECTS -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis -- (3) POTENTIAL PERPETRATORS -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom.
Legal basis -- 5.2. Elements of specific crimes under Art. 8(2)(a) ICC Statute -- Art. 8(2)(a)(i) - Wilful killing -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(a)(ii) - Torture or inhuman treatment, including biological experiments -- (1) TORTURE -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- (2) INHUMAN TREATMENT -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- (3) BIOLOGICAL EXPERIMENTS -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(a)(iii) - Wilfully causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or health -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(a)(iv) - Extensive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(a)(v) - Compelling a prisoner of war or other protected person to serve in the forces of a hostile Power -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(a)(vi) - Wilfully depriving a prisoner of war or other protected person of the rights of fair and regular trial -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the elements of crime -- Art. 8(2)(a)(vii) - Unlawful deportation or transfer or unlawful confinement.
(1) UNLAWFUL DEPORTATION OR TRANSFER -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- (2) UNLAWFUL CONFINEMENT -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(a)(viii) - Taking of hostages -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- 6. Article 8(2)(b) ICC Statute - Other serious violations of the laws and customs applicable in international armed conflict -- 6.1. Elements common to all crimes under Article 8(2)(b) ICC Statute -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- 6.2. Elements of specific crimes under Art. 8(2)(b) ICC Statute -- Art. 8(2)(b)(i) - Intentionally directing attacks against the civilian population as such or against individual civilians… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(ii) - Intentionally directing attacks against civilian objects, that is, objects which are not military… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(iii) - Intentionally directing attacks against personnel, installations, material, units or vehicles involved… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(iv) - Intentionally launching an attack in the knowledge that such attack will cause incidental loss of life… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime.
Art. 8(2)(b)(v) - Attacking or bombarding, by whatever means, towns, villages, dwellings or buildings which are undefended… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(vi) - Killing or wounding a combatant who, having laid down his arms or having no longer means of defence, has… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(vii) - Making improper use of a flag of truce, of the flag or of the military insignia and uniform of the enemy… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(viii) - The transfer, directly or indirectly, by the Occupying Power of parts of its own civilian population… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(ix) - Intentionally directing attacks against buildings dedicated to religion, education, art, science… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(x) - Subjecting persons who are in the power of an adverse party to physical mutilation or to medical… -- (1) PHYSICAL MUTILATION -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- (2) MEDICAL OR SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(xi) - Killing or wounding treacherously individuals belonging to the hostile nation or army -- Text adopted by the PrepCom.
Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(xii) - Declaring that no quarter will be given -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(xiii) - Destroying or seizing the enemy's property unless such destruction or seizure be imperatively demanded… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(xiv) - Declaring abolished, suspended or inadmissible in a court of law the rights and actions of the nationals… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(xv) - Compelling the nationals of the hostile party to take part in the operations of war directed against… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(xvi) - Pillaging a town or place, even when taken by assault -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(xvii) - Employing poison or poisoned weapons -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(xviii) - Employing asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases, and all analogous liquids, materials or devices -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(xix) - Employing bullets which expand or flatten easily in the human body, such as bullets with a hard envelope….
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Summary: A critical insight into the negotiating history that led to the adoption of the elements of war crimes.
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Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword by Dr Jakob Kellenberger -- Foreword by Philippe Kirsch, QC -- Table of cases by alphabetical order -- Table of cases by jurisdiction -- European Commission of Human Rights -- European Commission of Human Rights and Committee of Ministers -- European Court of Human Rights -- Inter-American Commission on Human Rights -- Inter-American Court of Human Rights -- International Court of Justice -- International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia -- International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda -- Mixed Arbitral Tribunals -- United Nations Human Rights Committee -- Leipzig Trials -- War Crimes Trials after the Second World War -- National courts -- Table of treaties and other international instruments -- 1868 -- 1899 -- 1907 -- 1919 -- 1923 -- 1925 -- 1926 -- 1929 -- 1935 -- 1945 -- 1948 -- 1949 -- 1950 -- 1954 -- 1956 -- 1966 -- 1969 -- 1972 -- 1975 -- 1976 -- 1977 -- 1979 -- 1980 -- 1981 -- 1984 -- 1985 -- 1989 -- 1993 -- 1994 -- 1995 -- 1996 -- 1997 -- 1998 -- 1999 -- Abbreviations -- 1. Introduction -- General background -- Background to this commentary -- Working method -- This commentary's purpose -- Acknowledgements -- 2. Legal value of the elements of crimes -- 3. General Introduction adopted by the PrepCom -- 4. Introduction to elements of war crimes listed in Article 8 of the Rome Statute -- 5. Article 8(2)(a) ICC Statute - Grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions -- 5.1. Elements common to all crimes under Article 8(2)(a) ICC Statute -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- (1) CONTEXTUAL ELEMENTS -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis -- (2) PROTECTED PERSONS/OBJECTS -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis -- (3) POTENTIAL PERPETRATORS -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom.

Legal basis -- 5.2. Elements of specific crimes under Art. 8(2)(a) ICC Statute -- Art. 8(2)(a)(i) - Wilful killing -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(a)(ii) - Torture or inhuman treatment, including biological experiments -- (1) TORTURE -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- (2) INHUMAN TREATMENT -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- (3) BIOLOGICAL EXPERIMENTS -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(a)(iii) - Wilfully causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or health -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(a)(iv) - Extensive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(a)(v) - Compelling a prisoner of war or other protected person to serve in the forces of a hostile Power -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(a)(vi) - Wilfully depriving a prisoner of war or other protected person of the rights of fair and regular trial -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the elements of crime -- Art. 8(2)(a)(vii) - Unlawful deportation or transfer or unlawful confinement.

(1) UNLAWFUL DEPORTATION OR TRANSFER -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- (2) UNLAWFUL CONFINEMENT -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(a)(viii) - Taking of hostages -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- 6. Article 8(2)(b) ICC Statute - Other serious violations of the laws and customs applicable in international armed conflict -- 6.1. Elements common to all crimes under Article 8(2)(b) ICC Statute -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- 6.2. Elements of specific crimes under Art. 8(2)(b) ICC Statute -- Art. 8(2)(b)(i) - Intentionally directing attacks against the civilian population as such or against individual civilians… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(ii) - Intentionally directing attacks against civilian objects, that is, objects which are not military… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(iii) - Intentionally directing attacks against personnel, installations, material, units or vehicles involved… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(iv) - Intentionally launching an attack in the knowledge that such attack will cause incidental loss of life… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime.

Art. 8(2)(b)(v) - Attacking or bombarding, by whatever means, towns, villages, dwellings or buildings which are undefended… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(vi) - Killing or wounding a combatant who, having laid down his arms or having no longer means of defence, has… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(vii) - Making improper use of a flag of truce, of the flag or of the military insignia and uniform of the enemy… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(viii) - The transfer, directly or indirectly, by the Occupying Power of parts of its own civilian population… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(ix) - Intentionally directing attacks against buildings dedicated to religion, education, art, science… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(x) - Subjecting persons who are in the power of an adverse party to physical mutilation or to medical… -- (1) PHYSICAL MUTILATION -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- (2) MEDICAL OR SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(xi) - Killing or wounding treacherously individuals belonging to the hostile nation or army -- Text adopted by the PrepCom.

Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(xii) - Declaring that no quarter will be given -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(xiii) - Destroying or seizing the enemy's property unless such destruction or seizure be imperatively demanded… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(xiv) - Declaring abolished, suspended or inadmissible in a court of law the rights and actions of the nationals… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(xv) - Compelling the nationals of the hostile party to take part in the operations of war directed against… -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(xvi) - Pillaging a town or place, even when taken by assault -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(xvii) - Employing poison or poisoned weapons -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(xviii) - Employing asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases, and all analogous liquids, materials or devices -- Text adopted by the PrepCom -- Commentary -- Travaux préparatoires/Understandings of the PrepCom -- Legal basis of the war crime -- Art. 8(2)(b)(xix) - Employing bullets which expand or flatten easily in the human body, such as bullets with a hard envelope….

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A critical insight into the negotiating history that led to the adoption of the elements of war crimes.

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