Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Chapter 1. International Humanitarian Intervention And Establishment Of An International Jurisdiction Over Crimes Against Humanity: The National And International Military Trials On Crete In 1898

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses on the history of modern international humanitarian law, uncovering previously neglected and generally unknown investigations and prosecutions carried out by the Great Powers against individuals held responsible for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, all committed during inter-communal violence between Christians and Moslems on Crete in September 1898. It also examines the genesis of what was recognized and enforceable as a universal humanitarian right of "access to justice" and the importance and scale of wider peace-enforcing, demilitarizing activities carried out by the Great Powers as part of their humanitarian intervention in the affairs of Crete on the eve of the 20th century, an intervention that resonates remarkably with events that would occur in the Balkans 100 years later. The chapter explains the international military commissions and the new formulation of an international criminal jurisdiction over individual transgressors against the laws of humanity.

Keywords: Balkans; Crete; crimes against humanity; genocide; great powers; inter-communal violence; international military trials; modern international humanitarian law; universal humanitarian right; war crimes

10.1163/ej.9781571052674.i-1142.8
/content/books/bej.9781571052674.i1142_002
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    International Humanitarian Law: Origins — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation