War Crimes - Research Article from Governments of the World

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 8 pages of information about War Crimes.
This section contains 2,332 words
(approx. 8 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the War Crimes Encyclopedia Article

Definitions

Despite all this, of course, breaches do occur. The most serious of these breaches are characterized as war crimes or, as the Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) puts it, "serious violations of the laws of war." The great landmark in this area of the law, dwarfing other developments, is the Nuremberg Trial in post-World War II (1939–1945) Germany. This trial is often referred to as a war crimes trial, but this is not an entirely accurate designation. In popular commentary on war crimes the term is used to describe any offense taking place in war time. The various crimes committed by the Nazis from the invasion of Poland to the creation of the extermination and concentration camps to the shooting of POWs all seen to belong in the generic category "war crimes."

AT THE HAGUE ON AUGUST 31, 2004, FORMER YUGOSLAV PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC PREPARES TO DEFEND HIMSELF. Milosevic was indicted for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, for atrocities committed in his regime between 1991 and 2000 AT THE HAGUE ON AUGUST 31, 2004, FORMER YUGOSLAV PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC PREPARES TO DEFEND...

(read more)

This section contains 2,332 words
(approx. 8 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the War Crimes Encyclopedia Article
Copyrights
Governments of the World
War Crimes from Governments of the World. Copyright © 2001-2006 by Macmillan Reference USA, an imprint of the Gale Group. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook