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117–20. g. ), Supranational Criminal Law: A System Sui Generis (Antwerp, 2003). g. Werle, Principles of International Criminal Law, 38–9, and Bassiouni, ‘The Sources and Content of International Criminal Law’, 4–5. Art. 21 of the ICC Statute. Introduction: What is International Criminal Law? 7 a source for other international criminal law instruments;27 the influence of the ICC Statute has so far largely been through its impact on national legislation. It has been suggested that treaties might not suffice to place liability directly on individuals28 and cannot be a direct source of the law for that reason.

Such arguments run up against long-standing practice in international humanitarian law, which has been to apply to individuals the ‘laws and customs of war’ as found in the relevant treaties, as well as in customary law. 29 The International Committee for the Red Cross and Red Crescent (ICRC) study on customary humanitarian law reports that ‘the vast majority of practice does not limit the concept of war crimes to violations of customary international law. ’30 That does not mean that every provision of the Geneva Conventions, for example, imposes direct criminal responsibility on individuals.

Supp. Ch. D. ), The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: A Commentary (Oxford, 2002): Cassese, Commentary Roy Lee et al. ), The International Criminal Court – The Making of the Rome Statute: Issues, Negotiations, Results (The Hague, 1999): Lee, The Making of the Rome Statute Roy Lee et al. ), The International Criminal Court – Elements of Crimes and Rules of Procedure and Evidence (New York, 2001): Lee, Elements and Rules Jean-Marie Henckaerts and Louise Doswald-Beck, Customary International Humanitarian Law (Cambridge, 2000), vol.

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