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Human Rights Law Marches into New Territory: The Enforcement of International Human Rights in International Criminal Tribunals (Marek Nowicki Memorial Lecture)

Theodor Meron

in The Making of International Criminal Justice

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199608935
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729706 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608935.003.0017
Human Rights Law Marches into New Territory: The Enforcement of International Human Rights in International Criminal Tribunals (Marek Nowicki Memorial Lecture)

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This chapter presents a lecture that highlights the increasing convergence between international human rights and international humanitarian law, and shows how international human rights are now being enforced in international criminal tribunals. It is particularly suitable that this lecture is being delivered in Warsaw, because Poland suffered more than anoy other country from the atrocities of foreign occupation during World War II. By criminalizing violations of the provisions of common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions as well as crimes against humanity, both with content identical to human rights norms, the Tribunals have enhanced the bite of human rights law.

Keywords: international human rights; international humanitarian law; international criminal tribunals; Warsaw; human rights violations; Geneva Conventions

Chapter.  6731 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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