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Preventing and repressing international crimes: Towards an "integrated" approach based in domestic practice

Report of the third universal meeting of national committees for the implementation of international humanitarian law

29-08-2013 Publication Ref. 4138

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The report, based primarily on national practice, offers a pragmatic approach to the prevention and suppression of international crimes, paying particular attention to the Statute of the International Criminal Court.

This report, which takes into account the work and reflections that followed the Universal Meeting, includes discussions on various means and solutions available in meeting the challenges associated with incorporating IHL (in particular, repressive aspects) into national law. The report also provides reflections on other important issues, including universal jurisdiction and the role of punishment in the prevention of serious violations of IHL. The volume 2 contains reference documents aimed at supporting States ‘efforts on the issues discussed during the universal Meeting.


  • Copyright: ICRC
  • Release year: 2013
  • Languages available: English, French,
  • Price: 38.-
  • Reference: 4138

116 pp vol. I + 338 pp vol. II / A5 / CD included