The eighth Hague Joint Conference honoured the centennial anniversary of The Hague Conference of 1907 with a series of keynote addresses and panels focusing on salient issues in international humanitarian law and criminal jurisdiction. These included the lessons learned from the trials of Slobodan Milosevic, Charles Taylor, and Saddam Hussein; the need for a comprehensive anti-terrorism convention and judicial review of internationally enacted anti-terror measures; the defining, suppressing and trying of genocide; the issues of truth commissions, accountability and the International Criminal Court; corporate liability for human rights crimes; international humanitarian intervention in the post-9/11 era; the plundering of natural resources and destruction of the environment in times of armed conflict; and the present-day conduct of hostilities. Organized by the Hague Joint Conferences on International Law Foundation, the American Society of International Law, the Netherlands Society of International Law and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut participated in the conference.
• Discusses a range of themes and dilemmas in the fields of current international humanitarian law and criminal jurisdiction • Brings together leading scholars and practitioners in international humanitarian and criminal law • Presents a variety of opinions which allow readers further understanding of the topic
1. Effective remedies for all? Universalizing the battle against impunity; 2. Defining, suppressing and trying genocide - a path towards accountability and justice; 3. The need for a comprehensive anti-terrorism convention?; 4. Head of state immunity for former leaders; 5. Truth commissions, accountability and the International Criminal Court; 6. Judicial review of internationally-enacted anti-terror measures: problems and prospects; 7. Corporate liability for human rights crimes; 8. Cross-fire discussion of lessons learned from the trials of Slobodan Milosevíc, Charles Taylor, and Saddam Hussein; 9. International humanitarian intervention in the post-September 11 era; 10. The plundering of natural resources and destruction of the environment in times of armed conflict; 11. The future of the International Criminal Court; 12. Dealing with present-day conduct of hostilities.