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Ad hoc tribunals

International humanitarian law  - ad hoc tribunals - Cambodia

International tribunals have existed since the beginning of the modern international system, with the purpose of settling disputes in-between States and sometimes other international actors. It is mainly with the Nuremberg trials after World War II, however, that ad hoc tribunals dealing with criminal cases against individuals have been created to deal with the core international crimes, namely genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.   Read full overview


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    War crimes and punishment

    Punishing war crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia is principally the remit of the International Criminal Tribunal, but national war crimes tribunals also exist. The ICRC visits individuals sentenced by these courts and arranges family visits.