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University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

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Ruminations On Terrorism & Anti-Terrorism In Law And Literature, Christopher L. Blakesley Jan 2003

Prosecuting And Defending Violations Of Genocide And Humanitarian Law: The International Tribunal For The Former Yugoslavia, Christopher L. Blakesley Jan 1994

Prosecuting And Defending Violations Of Genocide And Humanitarian Law: The International Tribunal For The Former Yugoslavia, Christopher L. Blakesley

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A symposium discussing the international war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, established by the United Nations Security Council’s . Christopher L. Blakesley discussed the procedural aspects of the War Crimes Tribunal.


Obstacles To The Creation Of A Permanent War Crimes Tribunal, Christopher L. Blakesley Jan 1994

Obstacles To The Creation Of A Permanent War Crimes Tribunal, Christopher L. Blakesley

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Individual liability for war crimes is difficult to enforce and is unlikely to be accepted uniformly by states.

Individual criminal responsibility is the cornerstone of any international war crimes tribunal. Nuremberg Principle I provides that “[a]ny person who commits an act which constitutes a crime under international law is responsible therefor and liable to punishment.” Acts by heads of state or other government officials, even if committed in an official capacity, may not constitute an immunity defense to or mitigate criminality. These officials, therefore, could also be held responsible for offenses committed pursuant to their orders. Additionally, liability for criminal …


International Year In Review: Developments In International Criminal Law, Christopher L. Blakesley Jan 1991

International Year In Review: Developments In International Criminal Law, Christopher L. Blakesley

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In this piece Professor Blakesley provides remarks on recent developments in International Criminal Law.