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International Criminal Justice, State Accountability, and Individual Liability

International criminal justice, state accountability, and individual liability

In this video, we present the content to look forward to this week and ask a few big questions. Can you suggest more questions?

By the end of this week, you should be able to:

  • Distinguish between international responsibility (of states) and individual liability (of individuals)

  • Undestand the difference between human rights violations and international crimes

  • Talk about humanitarian law, and to address in our discussions the challenges posed by the international prosecution of war crimes in today’s world

  • Appreciate the notion of human rights breaches and the concepts of genocide or crimes against humanity as having many similarities, but also crucial differences

  • Realise that the historical unfolding of international institutions dealing with human rights and international criminal law has been all but easy!

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Human Rights and International Criminal Law: An Introduction

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