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International Crimes And Other Gross Human Rights Violations Around The World

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International crimes and other gross human rights violations (GHRV) are the central themes of this book. The aim of this introductory chapter is to clarify these terms and to explain the legal discourses from which the terms stem. A brief overview of international human rights law as well as international humanitarian law and international criminal law will be given. International crimes and other gross human rights violations are manifestations of political violence as we will see in section. Within this section concepts such as state crime and armed conflict will be explained. In the last section, attention will be given to the particular difficulties in studying the incidence and prevalence of international crimes and other gross human rights violations . This chapter will serve as an introduction to the remainder of the book.

Keywords: criminal law; gross human rights violations; human rights law; humanitarian law; International crimes



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