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Justice Richard Goldstone

Justice Richard Goldstone
Former Chief Prosecutor of
the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda

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Criminal Law and Procedure
International Criminal Justice
The Future of International Criminal Justice
This lecture traces the modern history of International Humanitarian Law. It focuses on the prospects for international criminal justice and especially the International Criminal Court.

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Criminal Law and Procedure
International Criminal Justice
The Future of International Criminal Justice
A. Legal Instruments
Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Paris, 9 December 1948, United Nations,  Treaty Series, vol. 78, p. 277.

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field, Geneva, 12 August 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, p. 31.

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea, Geneva, 12 August 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, p. 85.

Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, Geneva, 12 August 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, p. 135.

Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, Geneva, 12 August 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, p. 287.

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I), Geneva 7 December 1978, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1125, p. 3.

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II), Geneva 7 December 1978, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1125, p. 609.

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem (Protocol III), Geneva, 8 December 2005, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2404, p. 261.

International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid, New York, 30 November 1973.

Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 2 of Security Council resolution 808 (1993) (S/25704), 3 May 1993.

Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Security Council resolution 955 (1994) of 8 November 1994.

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Rome, 17 July 1998, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2187, p. 3.
B. Jurisprudence
International Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Akayesu, Judgment of 1 June 2001, Appeals Chamber, ICTR-96-4.
C. Documents
D. Doctrine
R. Goldstone, "Engendering Accountability: Gender Crimes Under International Law", New England Journal of Public Policy, Special Issue WAR, Fall/Winter 2003-2004.