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Department
Law
Course
LAW 316
Professor
Lynn Alden
Semester
Fall

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International Law Law of war Requirement of Distinction in targeting Proportionality- Collateral damage to civilians not a war crime if force was not disproportionate to the military objective. Grave breaches of Geneva convention, willful killing, torture or inhuman treatment, including biological experiments, willfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health, and extrusive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly. Grave beaches of conventions, Hospital, religious and cultural structures are ordinarily unlawful targets. Grave breaches only apply to international armed conflict. All states have a duty to prosecute or extradite offenders. States have universal jurisdiction to prosecute other violations of the Geneva conventions but the duty to prosecute is confined to Grave Breaches Geneva convention only applies to international conflicts. Convention, genocide means may of the folioing acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group Crime against humanity means any of the following acts when committed as part of a widespread or
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