Notes11-4 - 1 International Law Chapter 16 International...

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International Law Chapter 16: International Criminal Law (aka Humanitarian Law or Law of Warfare) P. 1253 Understand how Humanitarian Law is like & different from Human Rights Law. - Both deal with Humans Personal Dignity - Human Rights - Human Rights apply all the time, during peacetime, to all nations, to all the people. - Human Rights Law talks about entitlements one has to certain criminal due process protections, entitlement to be free from torture, free from poverty, etc. ,2 International Covenants. - Human Rights Law is a standard of human conduct that applies all the time. Humanitarian Law: - Humanitarian Law imposes standards of criminal responsibility on military or civilian personnel who commit a defined set of war crimes or crimes against, peace or crimes against humanity. Talking about holding individuals responsible for the things they do, for the things they tell others to do under orders, or the things people do when they have been given orders or that they should not have done. - Humanitarian Law or Law of Warfare is a standard that we apply during a time of war or conflict, the law that applies of holding individuals responsible criminally for things that happen during wartime. P. 1255 - One of the best descriptions of Military Law. - Francis Lieber P. 1256: o Professor at Columbia University o Wrote “Instructions for the Government of Armies of the United States in the Field” o The set of rules for army personnel in the field to go by. o Classic manual teaching officers & other army personnel how they should conduct themselves in the field. - P. 1257: “Following the defeat of Germany in the First World War, the Allies demanded that nearly 900 Germans accused of war crimes, including military & political leaders, be handed over for trial on war crimes charges. The Germans resisted the demand, & in the upshot they were allowed to try their own “war criminals.” The trials in 1921 & 1922 were conducted by military courts, but by the Supreme Court of Germany, sitting in Leipzig. From the Allied standpoint they were a fiasco, as only a handful of accused were tried, & of these nearly all were acquitted or allowed to escape their very short prison sentences. - So essentially at the end of WWI the winner let the losers try their own nationals accused by the winning powers of committing war crimes. Dover Castle Case P. 1281: - The opposite decision made from the Llandovery case based on a similar set of facts. Llandovery Castle Case: - Most important of the 2 cases. A landmark case. - The case of a German u-boat commander sunk a hospital, which they torpedoed. -
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course BLAW 4310 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '08 term at UT Arlington.

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