International Humanitarian Law: Origins

In three distinct volumes the editors bring together a distinguished group of contributors whose essays chart the history, practice, and future of international humanitarian law. At a time when the war crimes of recent decades are being examined in the International Criminal Tribunals for Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and a new International Criminal Court is being created as a permanent venue to try such crimes, the role of international humanitarian law is seminal to the functioning of such attempts to establish a just world order.



The intent of these volumes is to help to inform where humanitarian law had its origins, how it has been shaped by world events, and why it can be employed to serve the future. The other volumes in this set are International Humanitarian Law: Challenges and International Humanitarian Law: Prospects



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Biographical Note

John Carey has been the editor of the United Nations Law Reports for 35 years.



William V. Dunlap is Professor of law at the Quinnipiac University School of Law.



R. John Pritchard is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Association and Member of the Middle Temple. He is Director of the Robert M.W. Kempner Collegium.

Table of contents

International Humanitarian Law: Origins
Chapter 10: Implementation of International Humanitarian Law and the Role of the International Committee of the Red Cross; Chapter 11: The Domestic Application of International
Human Rights Law: The Case of the Guatemalan Historical Clarification Commission; Chapter 12: The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and Weapons of a Nature to Cause Superfluous Injury or Unnecessary Suffering, or Which Are Inherently Indiscriminate; Chapter 13: The Anatomy of a Court: The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda;Chapter 14: International Judges and Prosecutors in Kosovo; Index