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African Union Panel on Darfur Recommendations – 2009 (Packet IV, p. 12-14)



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African Union Panel on Darfur Recommendations – 2009 (Packet IV, p. 12-14)

  1. Heads of state upset that head of state is being made into scapegoat

  2. Wants to have hybrid criminal court – more domestic action

  • Session 17 – International Humanitarian Law (Individual International Rights, Part Four)

    1. Historically

      1. Ancient roots – Sun Tzu, Bible, Roman Law

      2. As warfare became more destructive in 18th and 19th century, development of more detailed codes of conduct

        1. Instructions for the Government of Armies of the United States in the Field (LIEBER CODE) – 1863 (535-37)

          1. Defined “military necessity”

          2. All direct destruction of ARMED enemies, and other persons whose destruction is UNAVOIDABLE

            1. Allows all destruction of property, withholding sustenance, appropriation

          3. No cruelty. Deception okay, but no act of hostility which makes return to peace too difficult.

            1. Study shows that all counterinsurgency wars WON, involve winning “hearts and minds” of the other side

              1. Lincoln looking to aftermath of war – can’t make peace with South unless fight according to rules that gather some respect

      3. 1860s – creation of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

        1. Dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance to victims of armed conflict

        2. Henry Dunant, Swiss guy, bringing attention to soldiers left to die on battlefield

      4. 1864 – Geneva Convention on the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field

        1. Continues to draft conventions/convene conferences to make them treaties

      5. Numerous subsequent Geneva Conventions

        1. 1949 – best-known Geneva Conventions – addressing non-combatants/former combatants

          1. Wounded and scik members of armed forces

          2. Wounded, sick, shipwrecked members of armed forces at sea

          3. Prisoners of war

          4. Civilian non-combatants

      6. 1907 – Hague Regulations Respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land

        1. PA – weird conflict. Some weapons are outrageous and should never be used (landmines), but other than that, free for all.

        2. “humanization” of war?


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