The definition of traditional sanctions: their scope and characteristics

For more than 30 years the codification of state responsibility has been the main task of the International Law Commission, which has placed greater emphasis on financial reparations than on criminal sanctions. Since the 1990s, however, the responsibility of individuals for gross violations of humanitarian law has been one of the main topics in international law.

About the author

Emmanuel Decaux

Professor of Public Law at the University Panthé on-Assas Paris II.