Journal Article

A Plea for <i>Defending Humanity</i>

Richard V. Meyer

in Journal of International Criminal Justice

Volume 7, issue 3, pages 521-527
Published in print July 2009 | ISSN: 1478-1387
Published online July 2009 | e-ISSN: 1478-1395 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jicj/mqp049
A Plea for Defending Humanity

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In this short article, the author addresses some of the criticisms Professor Dinstein raises of the book, Defending Humanity. He argues that these criticisms undervalue both the use of robust jurisprudence of domestic criminal law in fleshing out international criminal law concepts, and the potential of resorting to this wealth of case law to interpret traditional international law from different perspectives. Moreover, in the author's view, Professor Dinstein's unstinting reliance on positive international law is not entirely convincing and is applied inconsistently in support of his strict interpretations.

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Subjects: Criminal Law ; International Law

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