In this chapter, Richard J. Goldstone takes on what may in effect be a precondition for military self-interest in accountability, namely a sense of ownership of international humanitarian and criminal law. Goldstone notices the worrisome trend that such sense of ownership has declined in the past two decades. He then traces the origin and evolution of international humanitarian law to the military, before considering the US armed forces as an example of how the sense of ownership has fluctuated historically. The case is made for increased military ownership and, in turn, the awareness of military self-interest in accountability for core international crimes.
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