The definition of traditional sanctions: their scope and characteristics
30-06-2008 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 870, by Emmanuel Decaux
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.