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This index presents a list of terms and concepts relevant to the discussion of the elements and scope of defenses to international war crimes indictments. One cannot ignore the impact of the rule of law with respect to the assessment of defenses to war crimes indictments. In both the jurisprudence and literature of international law, a coherent synthesis of the concept of the rule of law and the admissibility of defenses to war crimes remains an unresolved issue.

Keywords: defenses; international law; international war crimes indictments; rule of law



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