Somebody else's problem : how the United States and Canada violate international law and fail to ensure the prosecution of war criminals
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Case Western Reserve journal of international law, Vol. 45, no. 1, 2012, p. 579-609
Nicholas P. Weiss
The United States and Canada have created programs to ensure that they will not be havens for war criminals and human rights violators. This, however, fails to meet their international legal obligation to ensure that suspected war criminals and human rights violators will be prosecuted for their crimes. This note analyzes and compares the war crimes prosecution policies of Canada and the United States. It concludes that both countries take inadequate measures to ensure war criminals are prosecuted for their crimes, and thus, these countries are failing to meet their international obligations. This note recommends both countries implement statutes to ensure suspected war criminals are prosecuted, forcing Canada and the United States to conform to their international obligations.