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NCJ Number: 164889 Find in a Library
Title: Law of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
Author(s): M C Bassiouni; P Manikas
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 1125
Sponsoring Agency: Transnational Publisher Inc
Ardsley, NY 10502
Publication Number: ISBN 1-57105-004-3
Sale Source: Transnational Publisher Inc
410 Saw Mill River Road
Ardsley, NY 10502
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume details the history and legal issues related to the establishment of an international criminal court to address human rights violations and other crimes in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990's; the author was involved in a commission and other aspects of the process that led to the formation of the tribunal.
Abstract: The text presents the early history of the region, as well as discussions of the Balkan wars, the First and Second World Wars, and the post-war years. The current conflict is described in terms of the warring factions, paramilitary groups, ethnic cleansing, the use of rape and sexual assault as an instrument of war, mass graves, the shelling of cities, prison camps, and the prevention of delivery of humanitarian aid. The legislative history of the tribunal, its establishment, the role of the United Nations Security Council, and the characteristics of the statute are examined. Further chapters focus on the legal principles involved, the tribunal's jurisdiction under the statute, the characterization of the conflict, the substantive law of the tribunal, sanctions, rules of detention, enforcement methods, organization of the tribunal, and tribunal proceedings. Footnotes; appended background materials; lists of cases, international agreements, and United Nations documents; index; and 50 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Foreign courts; Human rights violations; United Nations (UN); Yugoslavia
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