Journal Article

B.V.A. Röling — A Pioneer in the Pursuit of Justice and Peace in an Expanded World

Nico Schrijver

in Journal of International Criminal Justice

Volume 8, issue 4, pages 1071-1091
Published in print September 2010 | ISSN: 1478-1387
Published online September 2010 | e-ISSN: 1478-1395 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jicj/mqq051
B.V.A. Röling — A Pioneer in the Pursuit of Justice and Peace in an Expanded World

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This article reviews the life and work of B.V.A. Röling (1906–1985), one of the most prominent international lawyers in The Netherlands after 1945. Initially specializing in Dutch criminal law and working as a judge in a Dutch district court, his appointment as a judge to the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal marked a shift in his thinking and his career, prompting him to take up issues of international criminal law and general international law. He subsequently became one of the founding fathers of the new international discipline of peace research. He often took points of view which today would be regarded as firmly rooted in contemporary international law and conventional wisdom, but were certainly not so at the time. Examples include his early plea to dismantle colonialism and to transform traditional international law from a European law of nations into a world law of nations as well as his strict interpretation of the ban on the use of force.

Journal Article.  9830 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law ; International Law

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