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Core international crimes are crimes against peace, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Crimes against peace have focused on aggression since the end of the Second World War, although aggression is difficult to define and as yet is not assigned to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court . The most severe crime against humanity is genocide, the deliberate attempt to destroy in whole or in part a group of people. Ethnic cleansing involves murder and rape to drive a people from their homes and territory; it grays toward genocide but whether it belongs under this rubric is in dispute among scholars. War crimes are common during conflict and include behaviors of looting, rape, attacking civilian targets, and mistreatment of POWs. A fascinating judicial legacy has evolved ranging from the Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals to the ICC.


Bohlander, Michael (2007) International Criminal Justice: A Critical Analysis of Institutions and Procedures. London: Cameron May.
Broomhall, Bruce (2004) International Justice and the International Criminal Court . New York: Oxford University Press.
Cohen, Roger (2005) Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazi’s Final Gamble. New York: Knopf.
Cryer, Robert (2005) Prosecuting International Crimes: Selectivity and the International Criminal Law Regime. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Grünfeld, Fred and Huijboom, Anke (2007) The Failure to Prevent Genocide in Rwanda: The Role of Bystanders. Boston, MA: Martinus Nijhoff.
Lang, Anthony F. (2003) Just Intervention. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.
Lang, Anthony F. and Beattie, Amanda Russell (2008) War, Torture and Terrorism. New York: Routledge.
Lutz, Ellen L. and Reiger, Caitlin (eds.) (2009) Prosecuting Heads of State. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Osiel, Mark (2009) The End of Reciprocity: Terror, Torture, and the Law of War. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Quigley, John (2006) The Genocide Convention: An International Law Analysis. Burlington, VT: Ashgate.
Shaw, Martin (2007) What Is Genocide? Malden, MA: Polity Press.
Simpson, Gerry J. (2007) Law, War & Crime: War Crimes, Trials and the Reinvention of International Law. Malden, MA: Polity Press.
Stahn, Carsten and Sluiter, Güran (eds.) (2009) The Emerging Practice of the International Criminal Court. Boston, MA: Martinus Nijhoff.
Tams, Christian J. (2005) Enforcing Obligations Erga Omnes in International Law. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Winters, Francis X. (2009) Remembering Hiroshima: Was It Just? Burlington, VT: Ashgate.




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