Prosecution of war crimes by invading and occupying forces : applicable legislation and competent courts
Festus M. Kinoti
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Journal of international humanitarian legal studies, Vol. 5, issue 1-2, 2014, p. 289-332
The paper considers prosecution of civilians protected under the Fourth Geneva Convention for war crimes, focusing on applicable legislation and competent courts. It first focuses on occupying forces looking at both the issue of applicable legislation and competent courts then shift its focus to invading forces. The paper concludes by briefly recapping its findings and commenting on whether the same strike a proper balance between ensuring prosecution of war criminals and protection of protected civilians.