International criminal law and human rights

Authored by: Thomas Margueritte

Routledge Handbook of International Criminal Law

Print publication date:  November  2010
Online publication date:  November  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415552035
eBook ISBN: 9780203836897
Adobe ISBN: 9781136866685


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International human rights law and international criminal law have developed steadily since 1945. If, as international rules, they are mainly for states’ concern, they are particular branches of international law to be directed towards individuals. Indeed, international human rights law gives rights to individuals, whereas international criminal law sets rules that proscribe the commission of acts and provide for the punishment of individuals who breach these prohibitions.

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