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President Fausto Pocar

Judge Fausto Pocar
International Criminal Tribunal
for the former Yugoslavia

Biography Biography in PDF

Law of Armed Conflict
Contribution of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia to the Development of International Humanitarian Law
The lecture provides a basic understanding of the significance of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the first international criminal jurisdiction after Nuremberg and Tokyo, for the development and consolidation of substantive and procedural rules applicable to trials of individuals accused of serious violations of international humanitarian law.

Video   (61 minutes)
Law of Armed Conflict
Contribution of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia to the Development of International Humanitarian Law
International Instruments
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (adopted 9 December 1948, entered into force 12 January 1951) 78 UNTS 277

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (adopted 17 July 1998, entered into force 1 July 2002) 2187 UNTS 90

Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia UNSC Res 827 (1993) (25 May 1993)

Statute of the International Tribunal for Rwanda UNSC Res 955 (1994) (8 November 1994)

Recommended Reading
T. Meron, “The Continuing Role of Custom in the Formation of International Humanitarian Law” (1996) 90 AJIL 238

F. Pocar, “The Proliferation of International Criminal Courts and Tribunals” (2004) 2 Journal Int'l Criminal Justice 304-308

T. Meron, “Reflections on the Prosecution of War Crimes by International Tribunals” (2006) 100 AJIL 551

F. Pocar "Persecution as a Crime under International Criminal Law" (2008) Journal of National Security Law and Policy (Publication pending)