Crimes Against Humanity in the Modern Age

  title={Crimes Against Humanity in the Modern Age},
  author={L. Sadat},
  journal={American Journal of International Law},
  pages={334 - 377}
  • L. Sadat
  • Published 2013
  • American Journal of International Law
Despite the promises made after World War II to eliminate the commission of atrocities, crimes against humanity persist with horrifying ubiquity. Yet the absence of a consistent definition and uniform interpretation of crimes against humanity has made it difficult to establish the theory underlying such crimes and to prosecute them in particular cases. In the 1990s, several ad hoc international criminal tribunals were established to respond to the commission of atrocity crimes,1 including… Expand
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