Thursday, November 30, 2006

Symposium Issue on War Crimes Prosecutions

Pier Paolo Rivello has posted an interesting article abstract on SSRN, on The Prosecution of War Crimes Committed by Nazi Forces in Italy. The article is described as discussing particular war crimes prosecutions, and then "the article then deals with the reasons that led national courts to be relatively inactive for a long time in the prosecution of war crimes and other international crimes committed during the Second World War. The author concludes that in recent years, the tide has turned and several national jurisdictions have begun to prosecute alleged Nazi criminals."

While the article itself is not downloadable, the SSRN post provides links to a symposium issue of the Oxford Journal of Criminal Justice, which will be helpful to anyone with an interest in war crimes prosecution. Click on the journal name, above, and follow links to vol. 3, no., 2, May 2005.