War crimes (III): non-international armed conflicts

Christine Byron

in War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780719073892
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701942 | DOI:
War crimes (III): non-international armed conflicts

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This chapter begins with a background to non-international armed conflicts and a brief discussion of the threshold for the application of Article 8(2)(c) and (e). It then covers the origins and development of Article 8(2)(c)(i) Violence to life and person; Article 8(2)(c)(iv) Sentencing or execution without due process; Article 8(2)(e)(ii) Attacking objects or persons using the distinctive emblems of the Geneva Conventions; Article 8(2)(e)(vii) Using, conscripting or enlisting children; Article 8(2)(e)(viii) Displacing civilians; Article 8(2)(e)(ix) Killing or wounding treacherously a combatant adversary; Article 8(2)(e)(xii) Destroying or seizing the enemy's property; and Article 8(3).

Keywords: armed conflict; Rome Statute; Article 8; war crimes; violence; Geneva Conventions

Chapter.  8455 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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