The absorption of grave breaches into war crimes law

This article compares the concepts, scopes of application and procedural regimes of war crimes and grave breaches. It considers what role remains for the latter in international criminal law, finding that although it is too early to discount grave breaches, they are likely to become confined to history.

About the author

Marko Divac Öberg
Associate Legal Officer

Associate Legal Officer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia